March 2016 progress report
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Cyberinfrastructure is broadly defined as the human and technological support framework for advanced data acquisition, data storage, data management, data integration, data mining, data visualization, data curation and other computing and information processing services within the research environment. Research Computing has been growing to meet the needs of researchers on campus with a number of improvements, new services, and a new direction. Highlights of 2015 include the following: More than one petabyte of newly installed General Purpose Research Storage has been installed on campus to address the urgent need for research data storage. ; The High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster has been upgraded with more capacity and an updated architecture, and user training has been expanded. ; MU faculty has helped guide the introduction of a number of grant-friendly services to help researchers gain computing capacity without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. ; A next generation 100-Gigabit Software Defined Networking (SDN) high-speed network has been installed to address the future needs of researchers and their need to access off-campus resources and remote collaboration. Through all these changes, and with the guidance of MU's Cyberinfrastructure Council, the Division of IT is striving to better support MU researchers with their computational needs.