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September 11, 2015

Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) News

To help accommodate the growing demand for cloud computing resources from UC Berkeley faculty and other campus researchers, Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) has launched a Cloud Computing Support program, consisting of consulting services, documentation, and tools to help facilitate cloud computing access. BRC has provided informal consulting support for cloud-based research since summer 2014.

August 19, 2015

UC IT Blog

UCCSC 2015 at UC Riverside had a great turnout! I enjoyed speaking at the event and learning more about the IT projects and initiatives all of our campuses are working on. It’s such an exciting time for the IT community at UC, as we are becoming more and more collaborative.

August 17, 2015

Ten teams representing multiple locations across the University of California won the 2015 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.

July 30, 2015

Research IT has migrated CollectionSpace systems that manage five UC Berkeley museum collections to a consolidated set of centrally-managed hosts and servers. The successful migration was a six-month effort, completed in June 2015.

July 10, 2015

The campus’ Savio computing cluster received a major storage upgrade on June 12, 2015, when its Global Scratch file system was quadrupled in size, to a massive 885 terabytes (TB) of storage. The upgraded storage is also 250% faster, providing a peak bandwidth of over 20 GB per second, to better meet the demands of data intensive computations.

July 9, 2015

Agile Community of Practice is an organization intended to support and promote the use of Agile practices at Cal. During the Fall and Spring semesters, they hold bi-weekly brown bags that explore different applications of Agile concepts and practices. This article is based on a presentation created to introduce Agile concepts. For more information on the Agile Community of Practice see Agile at Berkeley.

June 18, 2015

Bill Allison is the Director of Architecture Platforms and Integration for Information Services and Technology. His organization develops and supports a wide range of technology infrastructure on campus, including bConnected, the Berkeley Desktop, and the OpenBerkeley web framework. This article from the Wisdom Cafe talks about how he keeps his teams innovative and creative.