During the September “patch night” (Sept. 9) when all of the campus machines are shut down to receive their security and performance patches, the Datashare storage system will be changed to a virtual computer. This will not change the access for the system, but will make the system more effective. The datashare service will be unavailable during the period of 10:00 PM September 9 to 2:00 AM September 10.
The ICT Research Computing Team (from left to right): Ian MacPhedran, Juan Zuniga-Anaya, Song Hu, Sean Cavanaugh, John Costa, Jason Hlady, Keith Jeffrey.
Song Hu has joined Research Computing to facilitate the use of Linux in research. Song was previously at the Canadian Light Source.
John Costa joins us as a senior analyst to move along initiatives including improving our services health sciences research. John had been the IT Director for the College of Medicine.
Brian Reilkoff retired this spring after supporting the research and teaching in the Geophysics Department.
Contact any of us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ArcGIS 10.3.1 is the current version of ArcGIS. It is available for installation via the same process as previous versions. Continue reading
Wolfram released the latest version of Mathematica (10.2) this past weekend. We now have this available on campus. Continue reading
The REDCap service for surveys and data gathering has been updated to version 6.7. This offers a number of features that might be of interest to REDCap users, and is a large update beyond the 6.4 version it replaces. There have been a large number of advancements in the short period since the last update. Continue reading
Due to a planned power outage in one of ICT’s server rooms, Datashare will not be available on Saturday, June 27. The outage is expected to last all day.
Please save any documents you have open on datashare before leaving on Friday, June 26, and close the application that had those open.
The current version of Mathematica, 10.1, is now available to be installed on campus. Those with home use licenses should be notified how to update through email from Wolfram. The changes in the new version are summarised on the Wolfram web site. (Each change is linked to, separately, from this page.) Continue reading
The latest version of Stata, one of the major commercial statistics programs, is available for use on the University of Saskatchewan network. Continue reading
ICT and the Social Sciences Research Laboratories are pleased to set up new services for using NVivo.
NVivo is a tool to support qualitative analysis. NVivo is an example of Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. What qualitative research is.
ICT is pleased to partner with the Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL) in order to provide better service for researchers doing qualitative analysis.
A number of related NVivo services are available:
- Consulting, data coding and data analysis capacity are available through the SSRL
- Subsidized prices for NVivo client licenses are available through the Campus Computer Store
- Standard or customized NVivo training may be arranged through the SSRL
- ICT provides access to a shared implementation of the NVivo Server software which can support a number of research projects. NVivo Server supports multi-user, concurrent access to an NVivo database.
- Additionally, a remote access service supports off-campus access to the NVivo Server
- ICT manages the relationship with vendor QSR International
In order to access the service:
- Researchers are advised to discuss their needs and plans with staff in the Qualitative Research Lab at the SSRL.
- To purchase a stand-alone NVivo client license, contact the Campus Compute Store
- See the service web page at http://www.usask.ca/ict/hardware-software/qualitative-analysis-software/index.php
- Alternatively researchers can contact email@example.com
- The licensing for NVivo restricts it to non-commercial use associated with the University.
- Setups for NVivo Server will be made for Principal Investigators of research projects.
- Each user of the NVivo Server software needs an NSID