Pervasive Technology Institute Newsletter
December 2015
Current and archive issues:
Jetstream makes a splash at Supercomputing 15: Connecting community, igniting discovery

Indiana University’s computing and networking innovation, research, and discovery was on display at the Supercomputing 15 Conference (SC15) in Austin, Texas. Indiana University PTI highlighted “Jetstream” with talks and demonstrations.

See the new Jetstream video to learn more or visit the Jetstream website for more information.

Midwest Data Hub
IU to play key role in NSF-funded Midwest Big Data Hub

Indiana University, with four other universities, will lead a new Midwest Big Data Hub called SEEDCorn (Sustainable Enabling Environment for Data Collaboration). PTI affiliates Beth Plale (Data to Insight Center) and Rob Quick (Research Technologies) will help steer IU’s expertise in network and data sciences in this "big data brain trust," which is funded by a three-year, $1.5-million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

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Attend a seminar at IU about RDA

Genome analysis
IU genome analysis center wins National Science Foundation funding renewal

With a three-year $627,854 NSF grant renewal award, the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) will continue to develop and deliver services that help scientists analyze and use vast quantities of genomic information. NCGAS supports hundreds of scientists on more than 40 long-term projects all over the US. Continuation of this work is now available. The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has received $131,987 from NSF as part of the NCGAS renewal.

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New IU sensors promise better diagnostics

Ultrasensitive microRNA sensors developed by researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the IU School of Medicine, and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center may aid in new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.

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Transforming the landscape
New IU Cybersecurity website

“Cybersecurity is the new frontier, and IU is at the forefront,” reads IU’s new cybersecurity website. Cybersecurity at IU involves the School of Informatics and Computing, the Kelley School of Business, and the Maurer School of Law, and operational and policy units under Public Safety and Institutional Assurance (PSIA), along with the Research and Education Networking-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR).

See the website

Conferences and Events
Research Data Alliance
Monthly PTI / UITS RT Seminar: Research data sharing without barriers - The Research Data Alliance and IU

December 2, 2015, 2-3pm
CIB, Multipurpose Room A (IU Bloomington)
Streaming to ICTC, Room 419 (IUPUI)

UITS Research Technologies introduces a new graphical interface for the Karst supercomputer. Participants will be able to test the service after the presentation on their own laptop.

Seminar Information

Learning Opportunities
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Digital Library Brown Bag Series: November - December

IU Bloomington, Herman B Wells Library, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159) Noon

  • December 2: Using R for text analysis with Tassie Gniady (RT/PTI).
  • December 9: Archives Online: Bringing the past to the present by way of the future.

Live via Adobe Connect at

Click here for more information and complete schedule

Events Calendar

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Systems Administration
Maintenance windows:

  • Big Red ll: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • DC2/DCWAN: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Mason: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Karst: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • RDC: First Tuesday each month, 8am-5pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Research File System: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices:

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