Get an Introduction to ManeFrame II 

HPCDid you know that ManeFrame II (M2) is available to faculty, staff, and students of SMU? If you haven’t used M2 before, the summer is a great time to learn how to take advantage of high-performance computing in your studies or academics.  In January, Rob Kalescky and Eric Godat recorded an excellent session for the Instructional Technology Workshops on “Using ManeFrame II for Research and Teaching.”

Watch the video below and find out more about using the SMU’s ManeFrame II. Continue reading Get an Introduction to ManeFrame II 

Upcoming Green Jacket Project Seminar Highlights Sustainability Efforts

Green Jacket ProjectThe Green Jacket Project is an interdisciplinary effort between the Cairns Lab and SMU’s Office of Information Technology’s Research and Data Science team, led by Dr. Eric Godat with support from Guillermo G. Vasquez and Research STAR Jaymie Ruddock. The Project involves an autonomous robot designed to spread information about sustainability and will be showcased in an upcoming Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) Virtual Event. Continue reading Upcoming Green Jacket Project Seminar Highlights Sustainability Efforts

Forrester replaces Gartner for Research on Campus

Forrester Research logoIf you have been using one of the campus research portals, you know how invaluable that database of research findings,  including analyses, opinions, trends, leading practices, or case studies, can be.  For the past year, the University has offered two popular choices, My Gartner and Forrester Research. After May 31, 2020, Forrester Research will be the licensed solution for SMU. 
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OIT Helps Physics Researchers

When some Physics researchers needed a few dedicated computers for running experiments, they reached out to OIT Customer Service Director Rachel Mulry to see if she could help. The requirements for the computers were minimal compared to current university standards but had to be stable enough to run their experiment and priced within their small budget. Within 24 hours, several laptops were found that could be donated to meet the needs of the ATLAS experiment. Continue reading OIT Helps Physics Researchers