Harnessing the GPU power of Research IT’s vDAL

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Research IT’s vDAL (Visualization and Data Analysis Laboratory), isn’t only a place for exploring different realities with your research with VR, but a way to test out graphically intensive research.

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Biggest ever map of human Alzheimer’s brain published

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A study of the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer’s Disease has produced largest dataset of its type ever. And, thanks to Phil Bradbury, Research Software Engineer (RSE) in Research IT, the dataset is now freely available online for any scientist to use.

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Fantastic Voyages in a Virtual World

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Data visualization, virtual reality (VR) and mixed/augmented reality (MR/AR) technologies offer exciting opportunities for researchers to explore and understand their research data. Prominent in the news and rapidly evolving, the technology is finally having a massive impact. Research IT has identified this as a largely untapped potential within the research environment and is now formally announcing vDAL – The Visualization And Data Analysis Laboratory.

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Focus on Digital Health and Digital Humanities

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Many University of Manchester researchers were users of N8 HPC and the computational resource, Polaris.  Polaris was switched off at the end of July and N8 HPC has now been relaunched as N8 Centre of Excellence for Computationally Intensive Research (N8 CIR).

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