It’s the start of a new year and if you are looking for something new to read in 2020, Research Software Engineer Ian Cottam has a suggestion for you.
Top Ten Blog Posts of 2019
As it’s approaching the end of the year, it seems like a good time to look back on our most popular blog posts of 2019. What generated the most interest from our blog and newsletter subscribers this year?
2020 The year of “Linux on the desktop”
– and it’s Microsoft that could make it happen – with WSL2 (Windows Subsystem Linux 2). Find out more in this opinion piece by Research Software Engineer, Ian Cottam.
Hacking Fluids Around Structures on GPUs in Sheffield
Ian Hinder, Research Software Engineer (RSE) from Research IT recently attended a GPU Hackathon at the University of Sheffield. In this blog post he explains the outcomes of the event and the benefits of having research software engineers involved in research projects.
macOS Catalina Upgrade
This month’s Top Tip article comes from Ian Cottam and Ian Hinder, two Research Software Engineers from Research IT. They advise caution regarding the September 2019 major update to Apple’s macOS – macOS “Catalina” (10.15 as a version number).
vDAL has moved!
Research IT’s Visualization and Data Analysis Laboratory (vDAL), has moved to B42, Sackville Street Building. Don’t worry though, it’s just around the corner from its previous location!
New Head of Research IT Announced
Back in June we announced some changes in Research IT management. We are now pleased to announce that, following the recent open competition, Robert Haines has been appointed as Head of Research IT.
Changes in Research IT Leadership
Our Research IT function is a key partner for many of the University’s research community and has never been in such high demand. In fact the demand has increased by around 75% over the last two years!
Angus Hearmon, as our Head of Research IT, has also seen his remit grow. To continue to meet demand appropriately, it has been decided to split the responsibilities of the Head of Research IT in to two roles.
Cyber Essentials Scheme
IT Services has renewed the University’s Cyber Essentials compliance. The current certification lasts until February 2020, and will be assessed/renewed on an annual basis.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help ensure organisations are protected against common online threats.
We are recruiting for a fixed-term position of Research Infrastructure Engineer within our Research Infrastructure Team.