UC Berkeley’s Research IT group participated in the 2016 Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment (MSDSE) Summit, held in New York from October 23-26.
Hosted by NYU, this year’s summit was focused around “building community around data science for research.” The summit brought together...Read more about UCB Research IT participates in 2016 Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment (MSDSE) Summit
Much of the UC Berkeley campus will be closed, or operating on modified schedules, during the Holiday Energy Curtailment period from December 26, 2016 to January 2, 2017.
Research IT services and support will be operating during this period as follows:
BRC HPC - The Savio cluster...Read more about Research IT Holiday Curtailment Service Schedule - 2016
Maurice Manning has recently joined Berkeley's Research IT team as a cyberinfrastructure engineer (CIE), supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and has already begun to make an impact supporting multiple research teams on campus.
We are very happy to publicly thank Jamie Wittenberg, our Research Data Management Program Director, whose last day at UC Berkeley is December 16, 2016.
Jamie joined us in July 2015 at an incredibly important time for our young Research Data Management program. Because the program had...Read more about Thank you, Jamie Wittenberg!
On November 10, 2016, Research IT staff from across the University of California system met at UC Irvine to discuss trends in research computing and opportunities for collaboration. The one-day session was facilitated by David Greenbaum (UC Berkeley) and Christine Kirkpatrick (UC San Diego)....Read more about Research IT staff from UC campuses meet in Irvine
For researchers running computation on the Savio high-performance compute cluster, data transfer can be a challenge. A new IPython notebook simplifies data transfer from the free Box collaboration platform to a Savio user’s scratch folder, and provides a template for users to develop their own...Read more about IPython notebook available to ease data transfer between Savio and Box
A childhood filled with Lego blocks, nature documentaries, science fiction novels, and some amazing science teachers led Evan Lyall to know that he wanted to study Bioengineering in college, but left him unsure of the direction he should go with that training. As an undergraduate student at UC...Read more about Systems Neuroscientists use BRC services to understand the neural basis of perception
October 20th marked the third semiannual Consulting Summit at BIDS, which brought together individuals from over twenty organizations that provide some variety of “consulting” around research and/or teaching. 40% of the participants indicated that it was their first Consulting Summit. Jointly...Read more about Third Semiannual Consulting Summit
Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) is launching a new Condo Storage service for Savio condo partners who need very large, persistent storage capability at a reasonable price.
Many researchers need much more storage than BRC provides to Savio projects by default, and need storage that is...Read more about New BRC Condo Storage Service provides big data storage for Savio partners
“I have always believed in following the science,” says Stephen Floor, a postdoctoral researcher in the Doudna Lab, led by UC Berkeley Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology, Jennifer Doudna. Floor’s self-described “circuitous” academic journey has taken him from computer...Read more about Savio supports Doudna Lab biophysicist’s investigation of human protein production