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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

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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..

Research IT seeks interns for fall 2016

Research IT is currently seeking UC Berkeley student applicants for numerous internships starting in fall 2016. These intern positions may last the duration of the academic year, and some positions may include the possibility of summer work. For all of the internships below, send your resume/CV and a letter describing your interest in interning with Research IT, to

Epidemiologists develop a computational tool to optimize study design


Professor Jennifer Ahern of the School of Public Health, and two staff researchers, Masters of Public Health (MPH) Ellie Matthay and Scott Zimmerman, are developing a software tool called the Study Simulator, a web-based simulation generator that will allow investigators to identify optimal study designs and methods of analysis for research inquiries in Public Health and Epidemiology.