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John McGee named Research Computing AVC

June 20, 2022

John McGee has been appointed as Assistant Vice Chancellor for ITS Research Computing after serving as interim Director of the UNC-Chapel Hill group since March 2019.  Research Computing presents institutionally scoped research cyberinfrastructure to faculty, post-docs, staff, students and research … Continued

Research Computing’s Mike Waldron to retire this month

June 10, 2022

Mike Waldron will retire June 30 after 14 years with ITS Research Computing group at UNC-Chapel Hill. Waldron started at Research Computing when it was a part of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) organization, just before Research Computing moved to … Continued

Why researcher Alexander Murph relies on the Longleaf cluster

November 4, 2021

Customer Case Study Alexander Murph (who goes by “Murph”) is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate, working under Jan Hannig, in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research (STOR) at UNC-Chapel Hill. Murph started using Longleaf in early 2020 when beginning work … Continued

Research Computing’s supercomputer Longleaf aids UNCG researchers

June 21, 2021

Research Computing’s supercomputer Longleaf is now benefiting outside researchers in addition to those at UNC-Chapel Hill. Two separate UNC-Greensboro researchers with high computational needs are availing themselves of this specialized, powerful platform that is not common outside of a flagship … Continued

Researcher Juan Carlos Caro relies on Research Computing

April 4, 2020

Customer Case Study Juan Carlos Caro is a UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral candidate through the Health Policy Management Department of the Gillings School of Public Health. Caro became a client of ITS Research Computing while working on his doctoral dissertation. The Client While conducting his dissertation research, Caro collaborated … Continued

Michael Barker named Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO

February 11, 2020

J. Michael Barker was selected as UNC-Chapel Hill’s Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, effective February 1. Barker served as Interim Vice Chancellor for one year — from January 2019 through January 31, 2020. He has served … Continued

Researcher Kathryn Gunn relies on Research Computing

August 8, 2019

Customer Case Study Kathryn Gunn is a post-doctoral researcher in the Neher Lab of the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department within the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is a new client of ITS Research Computing. The Client The Neher Lab … Continued

Researcher Tim Weigand relies on Dogwood computing cluster

July 31, 2019

Customer Case Study Tim Weigand is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, within the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. Weigand is a client of ITS Research Computing. The Client … 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