A new $1.6 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was celebrated by the Iowa State University community at a dedication ceremony held Nov. 29.
NOVA was installed in the Durham Data Center in October to strengthen and support computing-based research and education on campus. Held in Durham 206, the Nov. 29 ceremony welcomed university researchers and stakeholders to learn more about NOVA, see the new cluster, and hear from university leaders about High Performance Computing at Iowa State.
Iowa State University’s Computation Advisory Committee (CAC) recently approved a $50,000 funding request from the College of Design to purchase a robotic arm to advance teaching within the Department of Architecture.
A new $1.6 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was recently installed in Iowa State University’s Durham Data Center to strengthen and support computing-based research and education.
Over the last 12 years, there have been five major grants used to purchase computing machinery made up of multiple computing engines — also called “cores” — which work together to solve problems faster than a single computer. The first was a $1.2 million cluster called “CyBlue,” purchased in 2006-07 with the assistance of a $600,000 grant.
An email-based extortion scam claiming possession of explicit personal information is circulating around Iowa State, and University account holders are encouraged to strengthen their security measures to prevent being targeted.
Several Iowa State University accounts were recently compromised and used to send emails to other members of the university community, asking them to visit various websites where they were prompted to enter Net-IDs and passwords.
A new strategic plan to help guide Iowa State University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is in the works, with the help of recently collected feedback from stakeholder groups across campus.