January 18, 2018

Re IT Update #6

To our One IT colleagues,

The fall semester was a busy time for the Reimagining IT (Re IT) Implementation Program and the One IT Community. Key program progress and highlights include:

January 17, 2018

To our campus community,

As has been reported widely in the news, there are key security vulnerabilities for computers, phones, and tablets using major brand CPU processors, including Intel and AMD. Microsoft and Apple computer platforms are affected, as well as Android and iOS phone platforms. These vulnerabilities open the door to the possibility that passwords and other data could be stolen from your devices. The vulnerabilities affect the operating systems, web browsers, and firmware (software that the computer hardware has built into it).

January 16, 2018

Save the date and don’t miss a great discussion with the founder of a UC IT startup, as well as the chair of the UC IT Leadership Council. We’ll devote time at the end for general town hall questions.  You’ll be able to submit them via the Slack #townhall channel, or alternatively, the Zoom chat function.

January 12, 2018

The bSecure project team would like to provide the Campus IT community, and especially administrators of existing firewall services, with an update on the planned migration to the new service, and information on what to expect next.

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January 5, 2018

Previously available to all faculty and staff, students now have free access to thousands of courses and online videos covering software, technology, business, and creative skills from the online learning platform! Lynda includes courses on Adobe and Microsoft tools (also available free via Software Central) and thousands of other trainings for developers, web design, audio and video production, and much more.

December 21, 2017

A new team of undergraduate interns joined the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) team this fall, and quickly became an indispensable part of Savio cluster operations. The BRC Ops Intern Program was conceived as a pilot for a BRC undergraduate fellowship program, currently in development, that will provide UC Berkeley students with hands-on experience in HPC system operations, user support, and software engineering.

December 18, 2017

Sent campus-wide from the Office of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

The Student Technology Fund (STF) proposal submission process is now open for large-scale projects. The deadline to submit project abstracts is January 8, 2018.


December 14, 2017

header for UCCSC 2018


UC Davis will host the next annual University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) on Aug. 13-15, 2018. The theme this year is Sustainable Technology.   

December 13, 2017

To all staff in VC Administration units:

Thank you to all staff in the VCA Division who have signed up for CalNet 2-Step Verification. We had a tremendous response to our initial request. Colleagues have reported that both signing up and using 2-Step is simple.

December 6, 2017

UC IT Blog

Welcome to the second post in a series about the UC Tech Slack workspace. Here’s the link if you missed the first article. Today I am going to talk about new features in Slack, as well as Slack’s first user conference, Slack Frontiers.

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In 2016, shoppers bought more online than in stores – and Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in the history of the U.S!

Unfortunately, that means this is a perfect time of year for cybercriminals. Three common ways that criminals take advantage of online shoppers are:

December 4, 2017

The Network Operations and Services team and the Information Security and Policy group are implementing bSecure, a new firewall and information security service for campus. This service will replace the existing Cisco ASA-based Data Center and Campus Departmental Firewall services.

As of December 31, 2017, the Network Operations and Services team will no longer provision new Cisco ASA-based Data Center Firewall Services.

November 29, 2017

November 28, 2017

November 20, 2017

Over the past year, our 2017 interns at Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) have been hard at work developing a banking system in SLURM, Savio’s cluster management and job scheduling system, 

November 8, 2017

November 6, 2017

In Research IT, we believe building partnerships is a key part of growing and sustaining a thriving ecosystem for campus research computing. Our efforts to support cloud computing are one of several ways that we work to build community on our campus, across the UC system, and beyond.