Posts Tagged Research

FAQ for Research Storage

Q: How can I map research storage? A: To map the storage you can follow the directions here: How to Map a Network Drive Q: Can I access research storage shares when off-campus? A: Yes, you can access the storage from outside of Tufts network through the VPN. Here are the directions how: How Do […]

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Backup Policies for Research Data Storage (R: drive)

Research Data Storage (R: drive) is backed up according to the following schedule: Once a month a full backup is taken and kept for a year.  Full backups will pick up all files and filesystems at a “point in time” on a storage regardless of any other changes. A differential backup is taken once during […]

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Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics: The application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine. For more information regarding the Bioinformatics resources available at Tufts University, please see the link below. Tufts UIT Research Computing Bioinformatics

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Geographic Information Systems Center

The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Center is a teaching and research facility funded, maintained, and supported by University Information Technology (UIT) to promote and facilitate GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and geographic research and analysis. The GIS Center is located on Level 2 of the Tisch Library at the far end of the Map Room behind […]

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What is the Tufts high-performance computing research cluster (or Cluster Computing)?

The Research Cluster or Cluster Computing is the result of connecting many local computers (called “nodes”) together via a high-speed connection to provide a single shared resource.  This shared resource allows certain software applications to break tasks down into smaller components and distribute them among the computers.  As a result, there is a significant decrease […]

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Common software available on the Tufts high-performance computing research cluster

Some commonly uses software titles available on the research cluster are: Matlab: high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numerical computation STATA: full data-management system with complete statistical and graphical capabilities Bowtie: ultrafast, memory-efficient short read aligner. It aligns short DNA sequences (reads) to the human genome […]

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I’m purchasing a piece of research equipment for my lab. Can OIT help me?

We highly recommend consulting with OIT when researching the purchase of new lab equipment, as most equipment will need to interact with a computer system.  OIT will assist in vendor communications and document the requirements for the equipment.  OIT can then help put together a quote for a computer system that will meet the specific […]

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Operating System Imaging

OIT provides a service for Research computers connected to Scientific equipment. Once a computer has been configured by a vendor, OIT will capture a full “image” or backup of the Operating System on the computer that can be recovered should the hard drive ever fail.  The benefit of having a full backup is in the […]

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Research Computing Cluster

Research High Performance Computing: for researchers in need of computing power, we currently offer a new IBM 60-node cluster with over 500 64-bit cores (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 16 to 48GB RAM per node, Infiniband interconnect).  This central service is offered at no cost to clients.  A form needs to be completed to request […]

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Research Storage

Research Storage: researchers who need backed-up network-accessible storage for their research data can ask for storage shares from 50GB to 1TB and beyond. This is exclusively for research storage and it does not overlap with existing personal (P:) and departmental (Q:) drives where non-research documents should be stored. This central service is offered at no […]

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