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BRC launches Cloud Computing Support for research and instruction

Excerpted e-mail from Interim VC Research Chris McKee announcing the Cloud Consulting Service to faculty

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.

Research IT Participates in ETS Open House

The 2015 Educational Technology Services (ETS) Open House, held August 18th in Dwinelle Hall, offered a pre-semester forum for faculty, instructors, and GSIs to meet organizations that support their teaching and research. The event informed attendees about the resources available to instructors, answer questions related to those services, and provide on-site support consultations. 

New Museums and Collections portal featured on UC Berkeley web site

Visitors to UC Berkeley's website will find a new portal to museums and collections under the Research section (click the "Museums & collections" link).

This visually engaging page attests to the importance of UC Berkeley's museums and collections as a vital gateway to the university.  The museums and collections portal also includes a link to a more comprehensive list maintained by Research IT.

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BRC Consulting helps to facilitate Connected Corridors in the Cloud

In February 2015, a post to Micronet, a UC Berkeley mailing list for campus IT professionals, led to a BRC Consulting engagement with The Institute of Transportation Studies’ Connected Corridors program. Greg Merritt, a lead developer on Connected Corridors, engaged Aaron Culich of Research IT to help wrangle serious threats to the program’s progress posed by increasing computing requirements, aging high-maintenance hardware, staff turnover, and constrained funding.