Research Computing News Archive
Campus networking infrastructure upgrades
Campus network capacity continues to increase, and upgrades are underway in several areas.
UNIX training for researchers
Do your grad students need to acquire basic UNIX skills to become more productive users of your departmental computing clusters? IT offers an 8½-hour workshop series to meet that need. In its 2010 Summary Report, UD's Research Computing Task Force identified UNIX skills as an important component to add to our training. Generally, the workshops are offered in January and June, but we can offer them at other times to groups of 10 or more grad students, post-docs, or staff who will commit to attending the full series.
The TeraGrid: Need high-performance computing resources, large amounts of data storage, or advanced visualization resources?
Researchers conducting projects that require access to computational, data storage, or visualization resources beyond what is available at UD should consider use of the TeraGrid. Funded by NSF, the TeraGrid is a collection of very powerful supercomputers, a high-throughput computing environment, high-volume data storage facilities, and advanced visualization services, connected by a high-bandwidth private network. TeraGrid also provides consulting and training services to help researchers make effective use of the resources.
Research Computing Task Force
UD’s Research Computing Task Force task force, created by Mark Barteau, Senior Vice Provost for Research and chaired last year by Peter Monk (Mathematical Sciences), is a 19-member committee with faculty representatives from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Earth, Ocean and Environment, Education & Human Development, and Engineering, and staff representatives from Information Technologies and the Research Office.
Social science researchers invited to virtual Data Fair
IT's Research and Data Management Services at the University of Delaware sponsored a virtual Social Sciences Data Fair from Nov. 8-11.
Organized by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, the fair presented a series of 14 interactive webinars on data resources, data management, and online analysis tools for use in research and courses.