J. Michael Barker named Interim Chief Information Officer

January 31, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, Provost Robert A. Blouin announced that J. Michael Barker will serve as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, effective February 1. Mike has served in a variety of roles since joining … Continued

ITS retires Killdevil research computing cluster

January 24, 2019

ITS Research Computing has decommissioned the Killdevil computing cluster. Users migrated their workflow from Killdevil over to Research Computing’s more modern, powerful clusters, Longleaf and Dogwood. Killdevil served University for seven years Research Computing turned off Killdevil on December 17, … Continued

Splunk and UNC-Chapel Hill strengthen relations

January 22, 2019

ITS leaders bolstered relations with Splunk during a visit last week by the company’s President of Worldwide Field Operations. On January 15, Splunk’s Susan St. Ledger met with UNC-Chapel Hill leadership for part of the day and joined the Kenan … Continued

UNC-Chapel Hill Privacy Liaisons serve an important role

January 18, 2019

In recognition of Data Privacy Month, ITS News presents this overview of Privacy Liaisons and an introduction to ITS’ two Privacy Liaisons. Privacy Liaisons Privacy Liaisons are appointed by the head of each UNC-Chapel Hill operating unit that has responsibility … Continued

AFS file system decommissioned

January 8, 2019

Following a gargantuan effort, ITS has retired the Andrew File System. The Andrew File System (AFS) is a distributed file system that UNC-Chapel Hill used for 22 years until ITS decommissioned the service on November 13, 2018. While AFS was … Continued

Survey indicates strong interest for another deep learning event

December 11, 2018

Feedback on the Deep Learning event that ITS Research Computing held in September, including a recent survey of participants, demonstrates strong interest for another such event next year. Research Computing conceived of and co-sponsored the Deep Learning, Machine Learning and … Continued

Research Computing staff attend Supercomputing 18 conference

November 18, 2018

Five members of the ITS Research Computing team attended an international supercomputing convention in Dallas in mid-November. Research Computing staffers Liam Greenwood, Fengping Hu, Tim McGuire, C.D. Poon and Mark Reed were among the record-breaking crowd of more than 13,000 … Continued

2018 IT Award winners announced

November 15, 2018

The UNC-Chapel Hill information technology community honored its own in late October at the 2018 IT Awards ceremony. The campus IT community celebrated 10 individuals and members of three teams for their outstanding service during the past year. The honorees … Continued

Longtime ITS manager provides key leadership to audits

November 14, 2018

Internal and external audits are an important part of a continuous IT improvement cycle and successfully completing an audit is always a celebrated milestone. During the fiscal year, an ITS project team and many staff members across the organization contributed … Continued