Analytic Environments on Demand

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Sociology research on climate change reporting accelerated by AEoD virtual environments

Newspapers in a rack in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo credit: Harshil Shah, via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 2.0)

Increasingly, the scale of data analysis means that computation can no longer be carried out on a laptop — often the only resource easily available to researchers. And while the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program offers many powerful resources to researchers, it’s not always clear where to get started.

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New BRC service making an impact at Haas School of Business

Haas School of Business MFE Program home page with Shihong Wen quotation "The AEoD platform enables us to do research more efficiently with higher memory computation power."

A cohort of students in Haas’s Masters of Financial Engineering (MFE) program have been using Analytics Environments on Demand (AEoD) to work on their Applied Finance Projects, the final projects in the MFE program. Five Applied Finance Project teams used AEoD resources, serving a total of twenty students. AEoD is a new research computing service offered by Berkeley Research Computing.

Go from Analog to Digital Texts with OCR

An early modern text (English)

A collection of digitized texts marks the start of a research project —  or does it?

For many social sciences and humanities researchers, creating searchable, editable, and machine-readable digital texts out of heaps of paper in archival boxes or from books painstakingly sourced from overlooked corners of the library can be a tedious, time-consuming process.