New Statistical Method Gives Second Life to GWAS Data

Thursday, January 10, 2019


New GWAS method brings up some interesting results
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By Rob Mitchum


Midway1 is Being Decommissioned

Friday, December 28, 2018

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In 2011, the Research Computing Center (RCC) launched the high-performance compute cluster, Midway1, to enable research and scholarship. After 7 years, the hardware is no longer under warranty and is beyond its expected lifespan. The RCC has started the decommissioning of Midway1 and plans to migrate all applications to Midway2. A multi-phased approach is being used to decommission Midway1 as to mitigate disruption.

The RCC Now Uses 2FA

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Two Factor Authentication is also known as 2FA, two-step verification, or TFA. It is an extra layer of security added to accounts that requires not only a password and username but also an extra code that the user generates on a device they have – most often their smartphone.

Researchers Find Simple Way to Massively Improve Crop Loss Simulations

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Researchers have found the most effective way to improve crop loss simulations is to add data on planting and harvesting in specific regions.

By Louise Lerner

High Schoolers Dig Into Modern Techniques at First Digital Archaeology Day

Friday, November 16, 2018

To understand the culture and technology of the past, many archeologists now deploy the technology of the modern world, using drones, GIS, databases, and other digital tools to study ancient civilizations. On October 18th, 18 students from Kenwood Academy High School learned about these cutting-edge approaches from experts at the Oriental Institute (OI) and the UChicago Research Computing Center (RCC) during the inaugural Digital Archeology Day.