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Research IT Staff Present at UC Berkeley CaVraCon

3D model of Egyptian sarcophagus constructed using photogrammetry software

Emerging image technologies took digital humanities to new heights in this year’s statewide CaVraCon [1], the biennial California Visual Resources Association Conference, which is affiliated with the Visual Resources Association. Librarians, archivists, and scholars gathered at UC Berkeley to discuss developments and issues in the field of image and media management.

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Welcome to Berkeley Research Computing's Summer 2017 Interns

Research IT welcomes a UX/Visualization intern, a Journalism and Outreach intern, and two Coding/Database interns to the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) team for summer 2017. Cassie Zhang, our returning UX/Visualization intern, will be implementing a “dashboard” for the Savio High Performance Compute cluster, a project continuing from spring 2017.

Challenges and Opportunities of VM Image Curation and Discovery

PEARC17 schedule screenshot, "Challenges and Opportunities of VM Image Curation and Discovery"

Virtual Machine (VM) images are being used more and more widely, across a range of research computation services. With the increasing creation and adoption of VM images, there is a need for maintenance regimes, discovery mechanisms, and curation practices to support researchers whose focus is on the use of these images, not their creation and upkeep.

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Singularity on Savio: containerized applications and mobility of computation

Singularity workflow, image credit: singularity.lbl.gov

Singularity is an emerging software tool that facilitates the movement of software applications and workflows between computational environments -- from a researcher’s laptop, to Berkeley’s high-performance computing cluster, Savio, to XSEDE’s national-scale clusters (e.g., Jetstream, Comet) or

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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.

ESPM postdoc crosses 150 years of observational biology with satellite data to mitigate biodiversity loss

Paul Elsen, postdoctoral scholar, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Graduating from UC Berkeley as a cognitive science major in 2006, conservation biologist Paul Elsen would have never guessed that he would return to Berkeley a decade later to become a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. Following completion of his M.A. and Ph.D in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, Elsen returned to the West Coast and is now a David H.

Digital Humanist aims to run OCR over a terabyte of rare book scans

Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities

Since his college days at Brigham Young University (BYU), Adam Anderson has been measuring evenings and weekends in pages, rather than hours. “You can scan about 400 pages an hour, once you get in the groove,” he explains. Anderson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley, has spent his career scanning texts in order to draw upon secondary literature in archaeology and computational linguistics.

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