Information technology news for the UC Berkeley community.
Based on customer feedback, Campus Shared Services will be streamlining the ACD Phone Tree for CSS-IT effective August 1, 2014. Consolidating many of the submenus currently within Desktop Support, along with reducing top-level options to three will simplify the selection process for customers. July 22, 2014.
Registration for UCCSC 2014 at UCSF is still open and there are just 67 tickets left! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to collaborate and share your knowledge with your UC colleagues! Registration will officially close on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (PST). July 22, 2014.
IST is reducing the rate for Performance tier Storage by 33% effective July 1, 2014. Customers will see the savings reflected in their August billing statements. Acquiring more flash storage to vastly improve performance, respond to customers wanting faster and less expensive storage, and satisfy demanding applications moves IST closer to an overall plan of creating an all flash performance tier and eventually an all flash storage environment.July 2, 2014.
Campus leaders joined faculty and staff to officially launch the Berkeley Research Computing Program (BRC) at an event on May 22, 2014, in Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall. The BRC Program aims to elevate UC Berkeley’s institutional support for computational research, reflecting a growing reliance on computation across a wide spectrum of research disciplines. Faculty participants in the launch described benefits to research in their disciplines, from identification of Earth-like planets to tailoring treatment for cancer, to text analysis across large corpora of historical newspaper reports. July 2, 2014.
Registration for UCCSC 2014 at UCSF is still open and there just 131 tickets left! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to collaborate and share your knowledge with other UC campus colleagues! Registration will officially close on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (PST). June 30, 2014.
Effective July 1, 2014, there will be a 17 percent increase in the per-cable recharge rates and a 22 percent increase in the hourly recharge rates for premise wiring. The Premise Wiring service consists of the installation of cable to support voice and data connections. June 5, 2014.
IST has recently procured a campus license for the VMware Academic Program (VMAP). With this, faculty, staff, and students now have access to many VMware products for non-production and research use, at no extra charge. These include: VMware Workstation, Fusion, vCenter, vCloud Suite, vSphere, and more. The licenses may be used for instruction and non-commercial research, including labs. June 5, 2014.
In an ongoing effort to reduce administrative cost and complexity for campus departments, IST is updating, simplifying, and blending the recharge rates for web hosting offerings. We were able to reduce rates in some areas; however, rates have increased in others. These new rates are effective July 1, 2014. Customers will see the changes reflected in their August billing statements. June 2, 2014.
Registration for UCCSC 2014 at UCSF opens today, Monday, June 2, 2014. The UCCSC 2014 presentation proposal deadline will also close today at 5:00 p.m. PST. June 2, 2014.
Yahoo messages are no longer accepted by campus mailing lists. Yahoo accounts will still receive mailing list postings but will not be able to post or reply. May 30, 2014.