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Semantic Network Analysis and Cuneiform Intellectual History

Eduardo Escobar (right foreground) and Laurie Pearce (left foreground) at DHBSI, August 2015

For Eduardo Escobar, a PhD student in the Near Eastern Studies department, technology provides both a key theoretical concept and a set of practical tools for his dissertation on cuneiform “recipes” from between the second and first millennium BCE. These “recipes” are documents that share a predictable structure for transmitting procedural knowledge from an expert to a novice.

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Singularity 1.0 released: containerized applications on HPC clusters

Singularity web site (screen shot), 20 April 2016

On April 14, 2016, the release of Singularity 1.0 was announced by Greg Kurtzer, Linux Cluster Architect for Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program’s Savio cluster and LBNL’s HPC group.

Singularity provides a way for researchers and others to package together the artifacts of their computational workflows - one or more Linux applications, with all their dependencies - and run them successfully in a variety of other environments.

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April 2016 Consulting Summit

April 2016 Consulting Summit

On April 7th, approximately 40 staff from over 15 departments convened at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) for the second Consulting Summit for individuals tasked with supporting research and pedagogy. The Summit provides an opportunity to meet colleagues from other areas of campus, discuss approaches and best practices, and form working groups that aim to address common needs and challenges.

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CollectionSpace awards first mini-grants to museum partners

CollectionSpace mini-grant announcement screenshot

CollectionSpace has awarded its first ever mini-grants, to museums and collecting institutions in California, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Washington.

The mini-grants will assist institutions in implementing the project’s web-based, open source collections management software, and to participate in design and development work to extend CollectionSpace benefits to a broader set of communities.

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A new logo for Research IT

Research IT logo sticker mounted on a Macbook

Research IT has a new logo, and stickers to raise the group’s profile among those who contemplate the backs of laptop lids in labs, libraries, and meeting rooms across the Berkeley campus. The team’s own application programmer and experienced graphic designer Amy Wieliczka led a group effort to develop and refine a graphic that clearly communicates the unit’s core mission: to advance research through IT innovation.

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Stanford and Berkeley Research Computing teams convene to compare, contrast, and build bridges

Stanford and Berkeley Research Computing teams tour the NERSC data center tour, Shyh Wang Hall, 29 Jan 2016

On January 29th, 2016 the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab High Performance Computing Services team hosted Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) program staff and Stanford Research Computing team members for a day of briefings, discussion, and bridge-building across the three institutions’ research IT support programs.