• Photo by Ron Medvescek, copyright 2016 Arizona Daily Star Black hole, Antarctic sea temps no problem for UA computers The Arizona Daily Star recently published an article highlighting the computing systems available in the Research Data Center and the science that is accomplished with these resources. A couple of cooled “cats” in the basement of a building off Speedway are simultaneously recording sea temperatures in the Antarctic and predicting the shape and size of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way — among many other things. [Read More]
  • Deputy CIO Derek Masseth in front of UA Research Data Center and Ocelote system. Ocelote Debuts at Open House Members of the campus community met the new cat on campus, Ocelote, on August 31 at a Research Data Center Open House. Karen Williams, Dean of University Libraries and Interim Chief Information Officer, and Dr. Kim Espy, Senior Vice President for Research, introduced the $3.2 million high-performance computer (HPC) they jointly paid for to provide free computing resources to UA researchers. [Read More]
  • New UA Profiles Directory Supports Campus Collaboration Lo Que Pasa recently posted an article about the new Profiles website developed by the UITS Web Services Team with University Libraries and faculty. With so many departments and offices around campus, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right person when collaborating on a project. The new UA Profiles directory is intended to make connecting with campus collaborators a little easier. [Read More]
  • OSCR's Multimedia Moves There were a few changes over the summer to the multimedia lab resources available from the Office of Student Computing Resources (OSCR). The Multimedia Learning Lab (MLL) formerly located in the Music building has closed. Many of the computers from the MLL have been added to the machines available in the Multimedia Zone. The Multimedia Zone has moved across the Main Library's 1st floor, from near the ramp on the west side to just at the foot of the Main Library staircase. [Read More]
  • The 24/7 Now Next Door The 24/7 IT Support Center made a big change this summer ... moving right next door to its previous location. Clients were used to entering the Martin Luther King, Jr. Building and turning left. Now they turn right, to room 203. The 24/7's new lobby offers the same service as always 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with support technicians helping students, faculty, and staff with campus systems and their own personal computers and devices. However the space is better than ever. [Read More]


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