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For the organizers of the Summer School on Machine Learning for High Energy Physics 2016: This is the first announcement of the Summer School on Machine Learning for High Energy Physics 2016, to be held at Lund, Sweden, June 20-26, 2016, as a satellite event of LHC Physics Conference: http://bit.ly/mlhep2016. The primary goal of the MLHEP school will be a focused introduction to modern machine learning techniques that could improve physics performance for variety of HEP-related problems. Along with “hands-on”…

The FermiWorks human capital management system will be updated to Workday version 26. The update will occur from Friday, March 11, at midnight until Saturday, March 12, at 5 p.m. CDT. FermiWorks will be unavailable during this time. Following the update, you may notice some minor changes in the user interface, but the functionality remains unchanged. It is recommended that after the update, you log in to FermiWorks and check your inbox for any actions required. Also, please use this…

The FermiWorks human capital management system will be updated to Workday version 26. The update will occur from Friday, March 11, at midnight until Saturday, March 12, at 5 p.m. CDT. FermiWorks will be unavailable during this time. Following the update, you may notice some minor changes in the user interface, but the functionality remains unchanged. It is recommended that after the update, you log in to FermiWorks and check your inbox for any actions required. Also, please use this…

Every June, students descend on Fermilab, injecting a matchless vitality at the laboratory. Computing expects a dozen or so students this summer, and the lab expects close to 100 total. It is not too early to plan the students’ participation and make sure we can challenge them and give them a rewarding experience.

What don’t the members of the Fermilab Data Management and Storage Department do? They’re on top of their game, keeping up with changing data storage technology, maintaining mountains of data, and transferring an enormous number of files between user applications and storage disks.

The Core Computing Division is initiating a standard monthly maintenance window to update the Fermilab video conference equipment infrastructure. Fermilab video conference calls (IP, not phone) may drop during the maintenance window, at which point you should attempt to reconnect to the video conference system. The maintenance window will take place on the first Tuesday of every month from approximately 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Central starting on Tuesday, March 1. Please submit a Service Desk request if you cannot reconnect…

From Science Node, Feb. 17, 2016: Einstein predicted gravitational waves over 100 years ago. Resources provided by the Open Science Grid, of which Fermilab is an active member, are helping LIGO prove he was right.

The Core Computing Division will be upgrading the lab Web Queries and FESS Crystal Reports, which are the Fermilab business reporting services systems, to a new server on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lab Web Queries and FESS Crystal Reports will not be available during the maintenance window. Users may experience slight delays when accessing queries or reports for the first few times after the maintenance window. The upgrade will cause minor interface changes to the…

FIFE Notes, a bimonthly newsletter for distributed computing at Fermilab, is available at https://web.fnal.gov/project/FIFE/notes/201602/Home.aspx with links for offline reading in a variety of formats. Articles include: “New sites for MicroBooNE,” “Measuring the universe – one galaxy at a time,” “Know before you go (on the OSG),” “Coming soon to Fifemon: job resource monitoring,” “OPOS helping MINERvA with offline production,” “Optimizing job submissions,” and “Best in class” examples in distributed computing.