RCC is pleased to announce that Terry Ridgeway joined us in February of 2015 as our new Program Manager. We share Terry as a resource with the EOS BSC (Institute for Earth, Oceans, and Space Business Service Center).
Terry has a fascinating history of working with researchers and others in areas such as proposal writing, project management and process management. We’re looking to Terry to help RCC achieve important strategic initiatives and we’re so pleased to have her on board!
Facilities is testing RCC’s newly installed back-up rooftop chiller during the week of March 9th. The Lenharth Data Center in Morse Hall is cooled by the UNH chiller plant. Facilities will attempt an auto fail-over to test that the system switches automatically from the Campus Loop to the rooftop chiller. The rooftop chiller is to be used to cool the 2,000 square foot data center in the event that there is a failure of the UNH chiller plant.
Questions can be directed to RCC’s Associate Director, Rob Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On January 15th, a van left UNH Durham for the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke. Inside was a group of individuals from UNH IT and the Research Computing Center with interest in this unique collaborative effort.
Allan Wright is the manager of RCC’s Software Development Group. He oversees seven full-time staff people and a contract programmer. Allan’s the point-person for the RCC-developed Events Management System and provides programming and training to users at many USNH sites.
RCC staff member Tucker Hurton, RCC student operator Kellie Fleitman and Obliterase president Steve Wood attended the Spiceworld IT conference in Austin, TX from September 23rd to the 25th. There they debuted Obliterase, a secure data erasure product engineered by RCC. Obliterase is available through the newly launched Spiceworks App Center, making it instantly visible to over 5 million IT professionals around the world.
The Operating Innovative Networks (OIN) workshop was held on the UNH campus August 26 – 27, 2014. The workshop brought together networking experts from around the country to train university network engineers to build networks to support data intensive science.
In attendance from RCC were Rob Anderson, Patrick Messer, Mark Maciolek, and Tom Baker. Participants learned about science DMZ construction and dynamic networks. They were also given the opportunity to perform hands-on problem solving in virtual environments.
The Research Computing Center is pleased to announce that Scott Troy, one of our system technologists, has successfully created e-Routes; a streamlined method that allows researchers at UNH to submit and route paperless proposals for internal approvals. e-Routes was created to save time for researchers and research faculty members by letting them submit and track the progress of their proposals online.
The Research Computing Center has recently hired two new student operators who have joined the team in Morse Hall providing a variety of IT and help desk services. We extend a warm welcome to Emily Helrich and Sean Graham.
Emily comes to us as a Computer Science major in her Junior year. Sean is entering his Junior year and is majoring in Information Technology. We’re pleased to have them working with us and look forward to taking advantage of the skills they bring to RCC.
We’re nearing the end of the 2014 Summer Analytics Institute at UNH. This year’s participants are juniors, seniors, or degree holders who are interested in using analytics to support their career goals.
What is analytics? According to the website for the Analytics Institute, “Analytics seeks to find patterns across broad sources of data and bring them to bear on the problems of industry and populations”.
RCC’s student technical writer, Alicia O’Brien, along with Christopher Len and Kyle Ireland, won the top prize at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (ISES). The ISES, held on April 23rd, was part of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference.
Alicia’s team took home first place in the Computer Science – Application category with their project titled, “Pac Help Application”. Here’s how the team summarizes their project: