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Indiana University Cyberinfrastructure News - December 2014
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Our new name recognizes IU's Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), the world-class organization that since 2000 has solidified IU's reputation as a global leader in IT, developing and delivering innovative resources that advance research, education, industry and society. The latest NSF grant (see below) adds to the more than $50M PTI has already received in NSF support.

Click here for more information about PTI

Jetstream LogoNSF awards IU $6.6M for the Jetstream science and engineering research cloud

With this grant to IU's Pervasive Technology Institute, IU will help establish the NSF's first cloud environment for science and engineering research.

Over the next 5 years IU will receive about $11M from the NSF, making this IU's largest grant to deliver computational resources to the national research community.

Read more about the Jetstream award.

SC14 BoothIU showcases advanced computing tech at SC14

IU's Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) and Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) hosted "Our legacy. Your future" at the annual, international supercomputing conference in New Orleans, November 16-21.

See more about IU's presentations and exhibitions at SC14.

HPC Logo Quarry cluster retirement on January 30, 2015

After 7 years of service, the Quarry cluster will be retired from production on Friday, January 30, 2015. Account creation will be disabled on Friday, December 19, 2014.

The new Karst cluster will be available beginning Wednesday, December 3, for high throughput computing workloads. All students, faculty and staff may request Karst accounts at

User data from Quarry home directories will not be removed. Access this on Karst by changing to your home directory's parent, then your Quarry home directory. All software on Quarry is available on Karst via the same modules.

Questions or concerns? Please contact

Tassie Gnaidy Highlight: CyberDH–Bridging technology and the humanities 

New to IU Research Technologies is the Cyberinfrastructure for the Digital Humanities group, led by Tassie Gniady, PhD. The CyberDH team supports scholarship and education for digital humanities by creating consultative and technological bridges between the needs of humanists and existing cyberinfrastructure. 

Office hours: Tuesday 3-5 p.m. and Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. in the Scholar's Commons of the Herman B Wells Library at IU Bloomington.

Read more about the Digital Humanities group.

Rich Knepper

The impact of cyberinfrastructure

According to IU Research Technologies Manager of Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure Rich Knepper, living cyberinfrastructure implies a close link between technology and scientific outcomes. Science becomes part of the technology that supports it. His talk "Living cyberinfrastructures and their impact on scientific research" explored the evolving model of center-based cyberinfrastructure and some of the challenges that attend that model.

Read more about the talk and see the presentation.

IU School of Medicine

IU School of Medicine, IU Health link systems to advance clinical research

Research Technologies ABITC coordinated hosting the OnCore system on UITS infrastructure and is involved in coordinating this service with other clinical research systems provided by the Indiana CTSI.

Click here for more information.

Learning Opportunities

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IU's new data science MS addresses Big Data

The new master's program addresses increased demand for jobs in big data and capitalizes on the breadth of study and research in computer science, informatics, information science, library science, and statistics at IU's School of Informatics and Computing. With online and blended options, the program can reach a wider spectrum of students nationally and abroad.

Get more information about this new degree program.

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Stereoscopic 3D Showcase at the IU Cinema

December 16, 7pm
IU Cinema, 1213 East 7th Street, IU Bloomington

An evening of adventure and education in the third dimension. Student projects and professional productions are presented in cooperation with the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab and The Media School Department of Telecommunications.

Visit the IU Cinema site for more information

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Digital Library Brown Bag Series

"Globalization of the US: From Digital Research Project to Digital Library Services"
December 10, Noon-1pm
Herman B Wells Library, Room E159

Remote access via Adobe Connect.

Not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze? Select "Enter as a Guest."

Consulting iconThursdays at the Scholars' Commons with UITS Research Technologies

Herman B Wells Library, 10am-6pm
Dec. 4: Campus Bridging and Data Storage
Dec. 11: Visualization services, grant support, and science gateways
Dec. 18: Biomedical/biological/health-related research, education, and training

Get more information.


PTI events calendar
More conferences and events:

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
  • Quarry: First Tuesday each month, 7am (EDT) for 24 hours
  • RDC: First Tuesday each month, 8am-5pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive/Research File System: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices:

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