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Wednesday September 19, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Presented by: FAS Research Computing

Location: 38 Oxford St. Room 206, Cambridge (directions)

This session will cover: Access and Login; Placing files; Filesystems; Storage; Selecting software; Determining resource requirements (time, RAM, partition); Troubleshooting; and Methods for obtaining help.

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Tuesday September 18, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presented by: FAS Research Computing

Location: Boston, Kresge 204 (HCSPH)

This session will cover: Access and Login; Placing files; Filesystems; Storage; Selecting software; Determining resource requirements (time, RAM, partition); Troubleshooting; and Methods for obtaining help.

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Monday September 17, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday September 18, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Presented by: SEAS Computing

Location: Cambridge, Maxwell-Dworkin 119

What are the topics: This session will be a simple introduction to Python. We will discuss variables, collections, control of flow, and functions. We will briefly touch on classes. If time permits, we may look at simple file operations including elementary data processing.

NOTE: This class has requirements. Please see the class outline for more.

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Friday September 14, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Presented by: HBS Research Computing and IQSS

Location: Cambridge, Knafel Building (CGIS)

This workshop will introduce you to the R platform and environment for statistical computing. You will learn how to import and manipulate data, install and load R packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and create common graphical displays. This workshop features three hours of demonstrations and hands-on activities, and is targeted to those with little or no prior experience with R.

The duration of the workshop is 3 hours. Computers with R installed are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you will use your own laptop, please install R from https://cran.r-project.org and Rstudio from https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/#download in advance.

Notes and materials for this workshop are available at https://dss.iq.harvard.edu/workshop-materials#widget-1.

This workshop is being conducted in partnership with IQSS and Research Computing Services at HBS.

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Thursday September 13, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Presented by: HBS Research Computing and IQSS

Location: Cambridge, Knafel Building (CGIS)

Version control software allows you to save “versions” of files -- scripts, text files, web pages, data, etc. -- which show the changes that were made to the files over time, and allows you to backtrack if necessary and undo those changes. The ability alone – of being able to compare two versions or reverse changes, makes it fairly invaluable when working on larger projects. Even more so when collaborating in research groups.

This hands-on workshop will take you through the steps of using git and Github, to track changes, revert to older versions, and share your files with other people. Ultimately, to keep you organized, to reduce the clutter, and maintain an inteilligible history of files in your projects.

This workshop is being conducted in partnership with the Data Science Services group at IQSS.

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Wednesday September 12, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Presented by: FAS Research Computing

Location: Cambridge, Room 206 38 Oxford

This session will cover: Access and Login; Placing files; Filesystems; Storage; Selecting software; Determining resource requirements (time, RAM, partition); Troubleshooting; and Methods for obtaining help.

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Thursday September 6, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Presented by: HBS Research Computing and IQSS

Location: Cambridge, Knafel Building (CGIS)

In this workshop we will look at the kinds of tools that data scientists use (e.g., programming languages, statistics packages, version control, text editors and integrated development environments) and discuss the pros and cons of popular alternatives. What programming languages are popular for statistics and data science? What tools are useful for working with those languages? Should I learn R or Python, or stick with something easier like Stata? If you've asked yourself any of these or similar questions, this workshop is for you!

The duration of the workshop is 3 hours. There are no hands-on expercises, so no software installation or setup is required. Just bring your curiosity and we’ll do the rest!

This workshop is being conducted in partnership with Research Computing Services at HBS.

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Wednesday May 2, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

There are three main types of parallel workflows: pleasantly parallel (job-array), tightly coupled (SMP threads), distributed parallelism (MPI). Each of these workflows has a different requirement when submitting to the SLURM job scheduler. In this session, we will cover the basic concepts around parallel processing and provide examples on how best to submit these types of jobs.

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: 38 Oxford
38/52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 (Map)

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Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

Are you not getting the expected output from your job? Is your job running slower than expected? In this seminar, we will focus on increasing your troubleshooting skills and how to translate common errors. There are a few simple things to include in every job script that will help, as well, there are some common Unix tools to learn. In addition, we will cover the types of information you need to provide RC when you do encounter the unexpected. More-or-less, "help us, help you" to accelerate the time to solution. You are encouraged to bring your laptop and follow along with the examples.

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: 38 Oxford
38/52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 (Map)

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Tuesday April 17, 2018 2:00 PM
 

There are three main types of parallel workflows: pleasantly parallel (job-array), tightly coupled (SMP threads), distributed parallelism (MPI). Each of these workflows has a different requirement when submitting to the SLURM job scheduler. In this session, we will cover the basic concepts around parallel processing and provide examples on how best to submit these types of jobs.

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: Kresge 205
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 (Map)

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Wednesday April 11, 2018 11:00 AM EDT to 12:00 PM EDT
 

Are you not getting the expected output from your job? Is your job running slower than expected? Knowing the appropriate resource needs (queues, number of cores, memory, storage, time, etc) for your jobs can be puzzling, but it can be a relatively straightforward task.  In this session, we will provide you the tools needed to make the most efficient use of RC cluster resources, which will ultimately lead to more research throughput.

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: 38 Oxford
38/52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 (Map)

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Tuesday April 3, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

Are you not getting the expected output from your job? Is your job running slower than expected? Knowing the appropriate resource needs (queues, number of cores, memory, storage, time, etc) for your jobs can be puzzling, but it can be a relatively straightforward task.  In this session, we will provide you the tools needed to make the most efficient use of RC cluster resources, which will ultimately lead to more research throughput.

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: Kresge 205
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 (Map)
 

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Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

The statistical package R has become a widely used tool in research. At HSPH we are offering you a chance to quickly grasp the basics of R and how to run this package on Odyssey.

An Odyssey account is not required, but is useful for following along. To request an account, see: https://www.rc.fas.harvard.edu/request-account

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: 38 Oxford
38/52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 (Map)

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Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00 PM
 

The statistical package R has become a widely used tool in research. At HSPH we are offering you a chance to quickly grasp the basics of R and how to run this package on Odyssey.

An Odyssey account is not required, but is useful for following along. For information on requesting an account and any potential charges, see: https://www.rc.fas.harvard.edu/resources/harvard-school-of-public-health/hsph-research-computing-overview/

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: Kresge 205
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 (Map)

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Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

Having issues wading through which of the 3000+ pieces of software installed on Odyssey you should be using? Still getting "command not found" or missing a shared object dependency? This session will illuminate the simplicities and intricacies of using software on Odyssey.
We'll address such things as:

  • Setting up your environment
  • The (He)Lmod module system and how it works to your advantage
  • Updating perl / R / python modules & packages in your environment
  • And other related topics and concepts

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: 38 Oxford
38/52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 (Map)

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Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00 PM
 

Having issues wading through which of the 3000+ pieces of software installed on Odyssey you should be using? Still getting "command not found" or missing a shared object dependency? This session will illuminate the simplicities and intricacies of using software on Odyssey.
We'll address such things as:

  • Setting up your environment
  • The (He)Lmod module system and how it works to your advantage
  • Updating perl / R / python modules & packages in your environment
  • And other related topics and concepts

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: Kresge 205
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 (Map)

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Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 

This session will dive further into Unix core-utilities including sed, grep, and awk. We will also cover the basics in bash shell scripting, which should help you think about automating processes and building more complex job scripts. This session should be helpful to anyone new to Unix/Linux or who is looking to expand their skills.

REGISTRATION: Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)
See FASRC catalog including past sessions: FAS RC @ Harvard Training Portal (Harvard Key login required)

LOCATION: 38 Oxford
38/52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 (Map)

Previous Materials: Previous Slidessed/grep quickrefawk quickref

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Tuesday February 20, 2018 2:00 PM
 

This will be a hands-on learning environment that will teach the basics of using the command-line and the top 10 most essential Unix commands. Please bring your laptop and already have an FASRC account.

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Wednesday February 14, 2018 11:00 AM
 

This will be a hands-on learning environment that will teach the basics of using the command-line and the top 10 most essential Unix commands. Please bring your laptop and already have an FASRC account.

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Wednesday January 17, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday January 18, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday January 19, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 

The Harvard Business School research computing group is offering SAS training which they have asked us to advertise to all.

1/17/2018: Introduction to SAS Programming
1/18/2018: Introduction to SAS SQL
1/19/2018: Introduction to SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Enterprise Miner Data Mining Overview

More information and RSVP here: http://training.rcs.hbs.org/sas-workshop-series
This series is presented by HBS RC, please contact them with any questions.

REQUIREMENTS: Theses classes are intended for SAS license-eligible researchers. Please note that you should bring your own laptop for the training, and have SAS pre-installed. If you do not have a working installation/license, a virtual environment with sufficient capabilities for instruction is available for classroom use, though again must be installed prior to the workshop. Preparation instructions will be sent in advance of the workshop.

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Thursday November 30, 2017 2:00 PM
 

There are three main types of parallel workflows: pleasantly parallel (job-array), tightly coupled (SMP threads), distributed parallelism (MPI). Each of these workflows has a different requirement when submitting to the SLURM job scheduler. In this session, we will cover the basic concepts around parallel processing and provide examples on how best to submit these types of jobs.

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Wednesday November 29, 2017 11:00 AM
 

There are three main types of parallel workflows: pleasantly parallel (job-array), tightly coupled (SMP threads), distributed parallelism (MPI). Each of these workflows has a different requirement when submitting to the SLURM job scheduler. In this session, we will cover the basic concepts around parallel processing and provide examples on how best to submit these types of jobs.

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Wednesday November 15, 2017 11:00 AM
 

Are you not getting the expected output from your job? Is your job running slower than expected? In this seminar, we will focus on increasing your troubleshooting skills and how to translate common errors. There are a few simple things to include in every job script that will help, as well, there are some common Unix tools to learn. In addition, we will cover the types of information you need to provide RC when you do encounter the unexpected. More-or-less, "help us, help you" to accelerate the time to solution. You are encouraged to bring your laptop and follow along with the examples.

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Thursday November 9, 2017 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 

Are you not getting the expected output from your job? Is your job running slower than expected? In this seminar, we will focus on increasing your troubleshooting skills and how to translate common errors. There are a few simple things to include in every job script that will help, as well, there are some common Unix tools to learn. In addition, we will cover the types of information you need to provide RC when you do encounter the unexpected. More-or-less, "help us, help you" to accelerate the time to solution. You are encouraged to bring your laptop and follow along with the examples.

HSPH: Thursday, November 9th 2:00PM in Kresge 205

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Wednesday November 1, 2017 11:00 AM
 

Now that you know how to submit a basic job script to SLURM, knowing the appropriate resource needs (queues, number of cores, memory, storage, time, etc) for your jobs can be puzzling, but it can be a relatively straightforward task. In this session, we will provide you the tools needed to make the most efficient use of RC cluster resources, which will ultimately lead to more research throughput.

Previous Slides

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Thursday October 26, 2017 2:00 PM
 

Now that you know how to submit a basic job script to SLURM, knowing the appropriate resource needs (queues, number of cores, memory, storage, time, etc) for your jobs can be puzzling, but it can be a relatively straightforward task. In this session, we will provide you the tools needed to make the most efficient use of RC cluster resources, which will ultimately lead to more research throughput.

Previous Slides

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Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
 

* Registration Is Required *

Presented by Mathworks, this session introduces tools and techniques for distributing code and writing parallel algorithms in MATLAB. The session shows how to use Parallel Computing Toolbox to speed up existing code and scale up across multiple computers using MATLAB Distributed Computing Server (MDCS). Attendees who are working with long-running simulations, or large data sets, will benefit from the hands-on demonstrations and exercises in the course.

Please bring a laptop for hands-on exercises. An FAS RC account is required for the DCS portion of the session. If you are not eligible for a FASRC account, we will provide temporary access to the cluster.

The class portion of the session will run from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. An additional breakout interactive session will run from 1:30 PM -4:00 PM for those with additional questions or wishing for more hands-on time.

Location: Harvard University campus - LISE building, Room 303 - 11 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

Having issues wading through which of the 3000+ pieces of software installed on Odyssey you should be using? Still getting "command not found" or missing a shared object dependency? This session will illuminate the simplicities and intricacies of using software on Odyssey. We'll address: setting up your environment; the Lmod module system and how it works to your advantage and updating perl / R / python modules & packages in your environment.

FAS: Wednesday, October 18th 11:00AM in 38 Oxford 206

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Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

This session is presented by our partners in the HSPH BioInfo Core.

Location: Building FXB, Room G1

For this workshop, we will be using R to perform a variety of advanced plotting methods. Using several R packages (ggplot2, ggrepel, pheatmap, etc.), we will learn how to change from a wide data format to a long data format for plotting purposes, how to label and/or repel individual data points on a scatter plot, and how to create heatmaps and volcano plots.
Prerequisite: Beginner R or Intro R workshop
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Thursday October 12, 2017 2:00 PM
 

Having issues wading through which of the 3000+ pieces of software installed on Odyssey you should be using? Still getting "command not found" or missing a shared object dependency? This session will illuminate the simplicities and intricacies of using software on Odyssey. We'll address: setting up your environment; the Lmod module system and how it works to your advantage and updating perl / R / python modules & packages in your environment.

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Wednesday October 4, 2017 11:00 AM
 

This session will dive further into Unix core-utilities including sed, grep, and awk. We will also cover the basics in bash shell scripting, which should help you think about automating processes and building more complex job scripts.

 Previous Slidessed/grep quickrefawk quickref

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Thursday September 28, 2017 2:00 PM
 

This session will dive further into Unix core-utilities including sed, grep, and awk. We will also cover the basics in bash shell scripting, which should help you think about automating processes and building more complex job scripts.

 Previous Slidessed/grep quickrefawk quickref

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Tuesday September 19, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

This session is presented by our partners in the HSPH BioInfo Core.

Location: HSPH, Building FXB, Room G11

Introduction to R & Visualizations with ggplot2: In this brief introduction to the R programming environment, we will cover the basics of R and RStudio. We will explore basic R syntax and data structures, functions and packages, and the basics of data wrangling with R. We will end with an introduction to **ggplot2**, an R package for data visualization and generation of publication-quality figures.
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Wednesday September 13, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
 

Join us September 12-13 for a free hands-on workshop for system administrators, developers, and anyone interested in learning more about the de facto research data management service.

Tutorials: https://www.globusworld.org/conf/tutorials

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Sept 12th 12:30PM - 5:00PM
Sept. 13th 8:30AM - 4:00PM

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Tuesday September 12, 2017 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
 

Join us September 12-13 for a free hands-on workshop for system administrators, developers, and anyone interested in learning more about the de facto research data management service.

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Tutorials: https://www.globusworld.org/conf/tutorials

Sept 12th 12:30PM - 5:00PM
Sept. 13th 8:30AM - 4:00PM

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Wednesday September 6, 2017 11:00 AM
 

Please see our online training: https://www.rc.fas.harvard.edu/training/introduction-to-odyssey-online/

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Thursday August 31, 2017 2:00 PM
 

Please see our online training: https://www.rc.fas.harvard.edu/training/introduction-to-odyssey-online/

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Thursday May 11, 2017 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM

HSPH: Parallel Job Workflows on Odyssey - Thursday, May 11th 12:30PM in Kresge 205

More information here: Spring Training 2017

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Friday April 21, 2017 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM

HSPH: Data Management - Friday, April 21st 12:30PM in Kresge 202A (signup)

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

FAS: Parallel Job Workflows on Odyssey - Thursday, April 20th 11:00AM in NWL 426

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Tuesday April 18, 2017 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM

HSPH: Intro to GitHub Monday, April 18th 12:30PM in Kresge 202A (signup)

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Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The FAS Informatics group's De Novo Transcriptome Assembly and Annotation class will be held November 15th, 2016 in Northwest Labs room 425 12:00-3:00pm

Details and signup can be found on the Informatics site at:
http://informatics.fas.harvard.edu/informatics-training-october-2016.html

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Tuesday November 1, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The FAS Informatics group's Introduction to Differential Expression Analysis class will be held November 1st, 2016 in Northwest Labs room 425 12:00-3:00pm

Details and signup can be found on the Informatics site at:
http://informatics.fas.harvard.edu/informatics-training-october-2016.html

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Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The FAS Informatics group's Introduction to R class will be held October 25th, 2016 in Northwest Labs room 425 12:00-3:00pm

Details and signup can be found on the Informatics site at:
http://informatics.fas.harvard.edu/informatics-training-october-2016.html

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Tuesday October 18, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The FAS Informatics group's Intermediate Unix will be held October 18th, 2016 in Northwest Labs room 425 12:00-3:00pm

Details and signup can be found on the Informatics site at:
http://informatics.fas.harvard.edu/informatics-training-october-2016.html

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