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Sakai Outage – April 26, 2015

ITS is aware of and working on an a major outage of Sakai. Sporadic outage issues were first reported around 5pm and have continued until present time, 9:20 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience that this is causing our students … Continued

Divvying up job tasks boosts computing speed

What’s good for people can also be good for computers. Just as we humans sometimes break a big task into smaller, less burdensome components, Research Computing at Information Technology Services has designed a way to ease the stress on ITS’ … Continued

Update: Project SIR makes progress

The Sensitive Information Remediation Project, better known as Project SIR, is now more than 40 percent deployed, up from 20 percent three weeks ago. Since the project launched last year to scan, find, delete and/or secure sensitive information on University … Continued

Faces of ITS: Mark Reed of Research Computing

Mark Reed Title: Research Associate, ITS Research Computing Number of years with ITS: 11 Personal: Lives in Durham with his fiancé, Sandy. They have six grown children and three grandchildren. Education: Ph.D., masters and bachelor’s degrees in physics from UNC-Chapel … Continued

Microbiome Core Facility relies on Research Computing expertise

Customer Case Study As UNC-Chapel Hill’s Microbiome Core Facility increasingly collects more sequencing data information from microbiomes, it requires more support from ITS Research Computing for data analysis and processing. The Client The Microbiome Core Facility within the UNC-Chapel Hill … Continued

Research Computing processes Microbiome Core samples

When we think about the human body playing host to many non-human cells, particularly bacteria and yeast, perhaps some people’s “ick” response is understandable. And yet –as anyone who has sought out and consumed bacteria-added yogurt can attest, some of … Continued