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Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute News - January 2015
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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 NSF Jetstream grant awarded in December 2014 adds to the more than $50M PTI has already received in NSF support.

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Dolinsky ArtworkPTI’s Margaret Dolinsky wins 2014 Outstanding Collaborative Research Award

Margaret Dolinsky, also associate professor of digital art in the Hope School of Fine Arts, collaborated with Jacobs School of Music associate professor John Gibson and biology professor Roger Hangarter on “Plant Sensibility,” merging imagery, musical score and scientific data to create exhibits that deepen the appreciation of plants.

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

IU’s Jetstream (awarded December 1, 2014 by the National Science Foundation) together with the NSF-supported Bridges system at the Pittsburgh Computing Center expand the NSF’s eXtreme Digital (XD) program, the world’s most comprehensive collection of integrated digital resources and services for open science. These systems provide novel ways of accessing and interacting with supercomputing resources that will open high-performance computing to a broader portfolio of emerging scientific frontiers and new communities of researchers.

Read the NSF perspective on these resources

Swamp LogoIU cybersecurity project earns industry top honors

The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP), run in part by IU Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) staff, has earned the 2014 Information Security Executive (ISE) North America Project of the Year Award in the academic/public sector category. Supported by a $23.4 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, the SWAMP provides a state-of-the-art open resource where software developers, software assurance tool developers and software researchers can collaborate and improve software assurance activities in a safe, secure environment.

Read more about this award

IU LogoResearchers: Need an RT letter of support for a grant proposal?

If you need such a letter from UITS Research Technologies, you can use a new web form to request it.

See more about Grant Support and access the form

Learning Opportunities

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Faster Work, Safer Storage (an introduction)

A hands-on course on IU’s high-performance computing resources and the basics of using them, from logging in to creating and submitting jobs. You need a laptop and a Karst account to take part.

IUB: Feb 17, 1-5pm, CIB Multipurpose Room B
IUPUI: Feb 18, 1-5pm, ICTC, IT 303

Get more information about this workshop here

Consulting iconThursdays at the Scholars' Commons with UITS Research Technologies

Herman B Wells Library, 10am-6pm

One-on-one consults. Topics:

  • 1/8/15: Biomedical/biological/health-related research and education/outreach/training
  • 1/15/15: Visualization services, grant support, science gateways
  • 1/22/15: Computation and analysis software delivery and support
  • 2/05/15: Campus bridging and data storage
  • 2/12/15: Visualization services, grant support, science gateways

Get more information.


PTI 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
  • 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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