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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Research IT and the 1 Million Core Machine

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One of our Senior Research Software Engineers (RSE), Andrew Rowley, recently helped to develop software for and launch SpiNNaker, a machine with million cores.

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Research IT Infrastructure Investment

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There is a lot of activity in Research IT regarding investment in research IT infrastructure and the Research Lifecycle Programme.  It can all get a bit confusing!  We have put together a summary of the current position regarding investment and workshop outcomes which we hope you will find useful.

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Shape the Future of Research IT Infrastructure

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We are pleased to say that the HPC business case to the Research Lifecycle Programme was successful!  This means that we now have substantial funds to invest in research IT infrastructure such as computational resource, VMs, storage, etc and we need your help!

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Research IT Club – find out more about us and our services!

resitsm50The next Research IT club will take place on the 5th of June and will feature updates from our research infrastructure and software engineering teams.  Our two feature presentations will look at how Research IT is helping to create new parallel computer architecture inspired by the human brain.  There will also be a presentation from IT Services on the planned changes to staff and cluster desktops across the university.

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