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After a thorough evaluation, macOS High Sierra 10.13 is now available at Fermilab. The upgrade is not mandatory. If you would like to upgrade to macOS High Sierra, do one of the following: Submit a Service Desk request at https://fermi.service-now.com/fsc to have support staff evaluate your computer to determine whether the hardware will support the upgrade and, if so, to perform the upgrade. Perform the upgrade yourself by opening the Self Service App and going to the OS X Upgrades… More »

The Fermilab Library has free trial subscriptions available for Overleaf Pro, an online LaTeX and rich text collaborative writing and publishing tool. The free subscriptions are currently available through May 24, 2018. After that time, if the trial is successful, we will offer you the opportunity to renew your subscription. (We would then charge-back to your organization to allow for scalability. With our enterprise discount, a one-year subscription will be available at a cost of under $100 per license. Features… More »

Any Mac computer running macOS Yosemite (v10.10) will be blocked from accessing the Fermilab network starting Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Yosemite (v10.10) is no longer supported by Apple, and therefore, will no longer receive security updates. If your Mac is running Yosemite (v10.10), you must upgrade it to Sierra (v10.12) or El Capitan (v10.11) by Nov. 10, 2017. You can upgrade your Mac on your own by using the “Upgrade to macOS Sierra 10.12” or  the “Upgrade to OS X… More »

A Spark in the dark

From ASCR Discovery, October 2017: The cosmological search in the dark is no walk in the park. With help from Berkeley Lab, Fermilab aims open-source software at data from high-energy physics. Fermilab’s Oliver Gutsche, Jim Kowalkowski and Saba Sehrish talk about Spark

Dear colleagues, Please join us for the third annual Fermilab Technology Day on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall. Technical presentations (in WH One West) will be given on HPC/big data, Internet of Things, machine learning and authentication. In addition, more than 25 companies will be on hand in the Atrium displaying the latest in: • Cloud security • Virtual reality • Password management tools • Multi-factor authentication • And more! Plus, register at… More »

Dear colleagues, Please join us for the third annual Fermilab Technology Day on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall. Technical presentations (in WH One West) will be given on HPC/big data, Internet of Things, machine learning and authentication. In addition, more than 25 companies will be on hand in the Atrium displaying the latest in: • Cloud security • Virtual reality • Password management tools • Multi-factor authentication • And more! Plus, register at… More »

Deep Learning Seminar Friday, November 3 1:00 – 2:00pm Curia II (WH2SW) Hybrid classical/quantum algorithms for Fermion simulation and approximate combinatorial optimization Nicholas C. Rubin Rigetti Computing Hybrid classical/quantum algorithms have the characteristic of utilizing both classical and quantum computational resources to facilitate a computational advantage. This class of algorithms are likely candidates for near-term quantum computers because of their natural robustness to incoherent noise sources. In this talk we will introduce the general paradigm of hybrid classical quantum algorithms… More »