Communications Archive

USC Collaboration Services: Storage and Productivity Apps for Faculty and Staff

Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to enhance its suite of USC Collaboration Services, offering faculty and staff a choice of apps for their storage and productivity needs.

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National Science Foundation Award To Benefit USC Researchers

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $5.3 million grant to a consortium of six universities, including USC, to fund the collaborative project “Advanced CyberInfrastructure—Research and Educational Facilitation: Campus-based Computational Research Support.”

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New Requirements for USC NetID Password

Beginning on February 24, 2014, USC account holders will receive an updated password expiration message, letting them know that their USC NetID passwords must be 12 to 32 characters in length.

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URBAN TxT Honors Partnership with USC

Students returning to the Salvatori Computer Science Center after winter break might have noticed a new bit of décor brightening the room—a freshly installed commendation from the Los Angeles City Council honoring one of USC Information Technology Services’ community partners, Urban Teens Exploring Technology (URBAN TxT).

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New Integrated Services Model for ITS

Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost Peter M. Siegel recently announced key organizational changes that will move ITS into an integrated services model, allowing ITS to better support the university’s strategic plan and mission and ensuring users a customer-centered experience of all its services. Under this model, Siegel has combined infrastructure, knowledge services (help desk and related services), and enterprise and administrative systems into one team.

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HPCC Researcher Wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel is credited with introducing the field now known as computational enzymology. He and his collaborators have developed several of the most effective models for computer simulations of how proteins work. The High-Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) computer cluster has been indispensable in their efforts to explore problems such as enzyme design and drug resistance.

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USC wins NSF grant to develop big-data network

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded USC a $500,000 grant to create the Trojan Express Network II (TEN-II), a research and education project that will provide USC researchers with a high-speed expressway to transfer massive amounts of data across and beyond campus.

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Supercomputer Ranks 5th in the Nation

More than three times faster than its predecessor, USC’s new supercomputer has achieved a benchmark of 531.6 teraflops, or 531.6 trillion floating-point calculations per second, making it the nation’s 5th-fastest academic supercomputer, according to TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, which ranks the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world. The new supercomputer is ranked 16th in […]

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HPCC Launches New Website

USC’s Center for High-Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) announces their redesigned website.

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Introducing Microsoft Office 365

The university has identified Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 product as the replacement for the university’s central email system for faculty and staff. Most USC employees with email accounts on the central email system will be scheduled to move to Office 365 on a departmental basis over the course of the 2013 calendar year. ITS will […]

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