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September 1, 2016

Do you need to purchase data for your research or teaching? A new program from the Library will subsidize it.

August 28, 2016

Service has been restored to campus phone lines at UC Berkeley, after an eight-hour outage on Sunday.

Calls handled by the PBX system were not working properly from about 10 a.m. to about 6 p.m. IST technicians worked with AT&T to resolve the issue.

During the outage, people were reminded to that In emergencies, they should use cell phones to call 911. who experiences further problems with their campus landline should call IST.

August 26, 2016

Three UC Berkeley undergraduates have begun coding work on the CollectionSpace system as members of the UCB CollectionSpace Development team. CollectionSpace is the museum collection management system used by five museums here on campus, as well as a number of other museums around the world.

August 25, 2016

The new Academic Innovation Studio held a quiet grand opening on August 9, 2016 marking the end of an 6-month pilot which began February of this year. The celebratory Grand Opening Reception on September 21, 2016 will bring together Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors, Researchers, Graduate Student Researchers, and academic support staff for an afternoon of camaraderie and exploration.

August 23, 2016

Professor Jennifer Ahern of the School of Public Health, and two staff researchers, Masters of Public Health (MPH) Ellie Matthay and Scott Zimmerman, are developing a software tool called the Study Simulator, a web-based simulation generator that will allow investigators to identify optimal study designs and methods of analysis for research inquiries in Public Health and Epidemiology.

August 18, 2016

Two new documents on using R and MATLAB on Savio, the campus’s High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, are now available on the Research IT website. 

August 17, 2016

A new pool of compute nodes is now accessible to users of Savio, the campus’s high-performance computing cluster. The Savio 2 BigMem pool currently offers four nodes with twice the memory of the nodes in the standard Savio 2 pool (128 GB versus 64 GB).

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You are invited to join the upcoming UC IT Town Hall either via webstream or in person.

Date: September 9, 2016

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


August 16, 2016

The CCS IT July 2016 Metrics Report is now available.

View the Report.

August 12, 2016

Smitha Milli, a fourth year Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, is collaborating with David Bamman, Assistant Professor at the Berkeley School of Information, to perform Natural Language Processing (NLP) on fanfiction texts.

August 4, 2016

Analytics Environments on Demand, or AEoD, is an emerging service that provides remotely-accessed, domain specific, scalable computational environments to UC Berkeley researchers.

The next issue of the “CSS Update,” our communication effort to keep you, our campus partners, informed is now available.

Our goal is that this update provides you the information you need to provide timely feedback and prepare for changes. For more in-depth information, please continue to turn to your CSS Service Director and the supplemental information that is linked to within the document.

August 3, 2016

Beginning in July 2016, the Google Authenticator application has become the newly-supported tool used for generating one-time passwords (OTPs) by users of Savio and other high-performance computing (HPC) clusters managed by Berkeley Research Computing

Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, courses utilizing ETS’s Course Capture service to record and publish their classes will benefit from an enhanced security feature which will limit content access to users with a CalNet identity. Thanks to the extension of our Berkeley domain identities (CalNet login) to the YouTube interface, we can now limit access to course videos to those users logged in with their Berkeley ID. These security enhancements are being added to help address privacy and security requests across the campus community.

August 1, 2016

Research IT is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded funds for ongoing software development and sustainability planning for CollectionSpace, an open source collections management tool for museums.

July 26, 2016

ETS is pleased to announce the introduction of a new set of tools for bCourses and partner schools using Canvas. SuiteC currently offers three tools that provide new user-friendly ways to increase and track student engagement with course materials by enabling students to contribute, discuss, and remix a wide variety of course-relevant content in new ways.

July 25, 2016

New and prospective users of Savio and other Berkeley Research Computing high performance computing (HPC) clusters (Cortex and Vector) are invited to attend an introductory training session on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

July 21, 2016

“Well, I’m not safe near real chemicals,” says UC Berkeley Professor Eric Neuscamman, a theoretical chemist working to develop increasingly accurate and computationally cost-effective methods of modeling electron behavior in molecules. To inform chemists’ experimentation, theoretical chemists use supercomputers to solve complex mathematical equations, including theSchrödinger equation, that yield predictive models of what molecules will do in chemical reactions.

July 18, 2016

July 12, 2016

UC IT Blog

Ten teams across the University of California won the 2016 Larry L. Sautter Award for using information technology to make university operations more effective and efficient and to better serve faculty, staff, students and patients.

Systemwide Chief Information Officer Tom Andriola announced the winners today (July 12, 2016) at the UC Computing Services Conference in Santa Cruz.