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Botanist finds a bioinformatic home in Savio

Ingrid Jordon-Thaden gathering specimens

Before her research led to an appointment as a Research Botanist at The University and Jepson Herbaria at UC Berkeley, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Heidelberg, Germany. When she left Heidelberg, she took with her not only a PhD, but also the beginnings of her research on the genetic history of the genus Draba.

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Gallant Lab neuroscientists map the human brain using OpenStack and Amazon S3

The Gallant Lab's "Brain Viewer " (screenshot)

How might matter give rise to subjective experience? This question helps drive the Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley to find explanations to the mysteries of neuroscience. The Gallant Lab focuses much of its research on functional cartography of the brain, mapping areas of the brain that are involved in cognitive or motor functions.

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Scientific Linux 7 coming to BRC clusters

Scientific Linux logo and wordmark

Berkeley Research Computing staff are preparing for a major upgrade to the high performance computing clusters (Savio, Vector, and Cortex) that will replace the aging Scientific Linux 6 operating system with version 7, which offers many new and frequently-requested software packages. While the clusters have been running Scientific Linux 6 since the beginning of the Berkeley Research Computing program, it is quickly reaching its end-of-life, making an upgrade essential.

Stretch your FCA further using ht_helper for improved efficiency on Savio

ht_helper usage (screenshot from GitHub)

The ht_helper utility is available to assist researchers in using Savio, the shared campus high performance computing (HPC) cluster, more efficiently. The utility can make a dramatic difference in maximizing the quantity of computation a researcher can perform using the Berkeley Research Computing Program’s free Faculty Computing Allowance.

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Research IT presence at annual UCCSC 2017 gathering

UCCSC 2017 - UC Research in the Cloud(s) Panel - slide #1
This year’s University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) included a new track -- Research IT -- and was hosted at the beautiful UC San Diego (UCSD) campus August 7–9, 2017. The annual conference gathered together over 500 people from all 10 UC campuses, 3 Medical Center campuses, and the Office of the President.
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BRC is recruiting: Research Computing Support internships and Domain Consultant position

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It’s the start of Fall semester, and the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program is recruiting for undergraduate and graduate student positions!

Research Computing Support (undergraduate internships)

First, BRC is seeking multiple Research Computing Support interns. The positions are open to UC Berkeley undergraduate students in any year and any major, with expected graduation between May 2018 - May 2022. Here’s the job description:

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Seismologist processes earthquake waveforms recorded by smartphones on multiple platforms

MyShake users across the globe

Growing up in Anyang, in a central region of China greatly impacted by earthquakes, Qingkai Kong was inspired to do research in seismology precisely because earthquakes are serious natural hazards that affect communities worldwide. Berkeley’s proximity to the Hayward Fault influenced his decision to complete his graduate studies under Richard Allen at the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab.

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