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Migrating half a million Hearst Museum images to Box

Card catalog images, representative of 527,000 similar images migrated to Box

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (PAHMA) recently found itself with over half a million digital catalog card images that are in active use, but needed to be duplicated in order to preserve them in a redundant, reliable archive. Copying a few hundred, or even a few thousand files is a relatively straightforward task. Assuring that 527,000 files are successfully copied in a reasonable period of time, without requiring constant attention, is trickier. Research IT worked with PAHMA’s Dr.

Atmospheric chemists use Savio to build computational gas emission models

Professor Ron Cohen and team

Ron Cohen, Professor of Chemistry and Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Berkeley, and graduate students Alexis Shusterman, Josh Laughner, and visiting Harvard graduate student Alex Turner, are “trying to create a model of the world that matches the observations of the world.” That is, Cohen’s team is using sensor technology to measure the concentrations of atmospheric gases at both local and global scales, and from that data develop computational models that describe the emission processes and rates that cause those observations.

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Research IT supports digital humanities summer institute

Geospatial workshop at DHBSI

A geospatial class at the Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute (DHBSI) served as a high-visibility testing ground for the ÆoD virtual workstations provided by Berkeley Research Computing (BRC). The widely-used ArcGIS software for geospatial analysis only runs on Windows, leaving students with Macs in a difficult position. Last year, loaner laptops from the library were able to address this gap during the workshop. This year, Research IT was able to provide students with access to ArcGIS during and beyond the week of the workshop, via their own laptop.

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Savio HPC cluster intermediate training on September 27, 2016

Savio training, 2 Aug 2016, AIS

An intermediate-level training session on the use of Savio and other Berkeley Research Computing high performance computing (HPC) clusters (Cortex and Vector) will be offered on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. If you’re a current or prospective user of one of these clusters, and already have some experience using HPC resources, you are invited to expand your skills via this free training.

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UC Berkeley and LBNL researchers: invitation to use JupyterHub interactive high-performance node

Logo images: Jupyter; Pacific Research Platform; Berkeley Institute for Data Science; Berkeley Research Computing

UC Berkeley and LBNL researchers are invited to use -- free of charge -- a richly-provisioned JupyterHub node loaned to the campus by the Pacific Research Platform project, and jointly managed by the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program and the

An Update on the CollectionSpace UI Rewrite

Over the last two months I've been engaged in an effort to rewrite the CollectionSpace user interface. As described in an earlier article on the rewrite, this code underlies the visible part of CollectionSpace, with which its customers directly interact when acquiring, cataloging, and moving objects, making loans, assessing object conditions, and performing other activities in support of their museums’ day-to-day business..

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