Monthly Archives: December 2011

December 2011 update from the CIO

This is the last update from the CIO for the Fall 2011 Semester. Identity and Access Management (IAM). We have begun work with Fischer International on our Identity and Access Management initiative.  Within the next twelve months, you’ll see self-service password management and a single sign on environment begin to emerge.  Read more in the […]

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HPC @ HMC: Survey Results

In November 2011, CIS conducted a short survey on the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) resources at Harvey Mudd College. We received 16 responses: 14 HPC users and 2 non-HPC users. We truly appreciate their time to fill out the survey. In this article, we share some of the interesting results considering the answers […]

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BAO and CIS service initiative

As a result of a joint retreat that the management teams of BAO (Business Affairs Office) and CIS held in late September, we launched a joint project to study our service provision.  The idea came from a discussion of how we access one another’s services.  For example, F&M reminded us that they would like us […]

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Visit to Reed College

In mid November, I visited Reed College in Portland, Oregon, to learn about their user support program, their procedures and processes, and to meet the IT staff there.  If you haven’t heard of Reed College, it is a private, liberal arts college in Southeast Portland with about 1400 undergraduate students. Learn more about Reed College […]

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SuperComputing (SC11) Conference for College Educators

SuperComputing (SC) conference is the leading international conference on High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage and Analysis. This year the 24th annual SC conference (SC11) was held in Seattle, WA, in November, 2011. More than 5000 participants were gathered in one place to learn, discuss, and show off cutting-edge technologies in HPC and related areas. Although […]

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Lecture Capture Pilot in the Learning Studio Classroom

In April 2011 Prof. Mike Erlinger approached the ETMS group with a proposal to build a lecture capture system in the Learning Studio Classroom. Prof. Erlinger was interested in an automated lecture capture system that would make it easier to videotape student presentations for students to review. Our audiovisual staff had manually videotaped classes for […]

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Sir Isaac Newton’s papers posted by Cambridge Digital Library

The Cambridge digital library posted more than 4,000 pages from its collection of Sir Isaac Newton’s papers this week. The collection includes his college notebooks and the “waste book” where he developed much of his work on calculus. Read more in the Chronicle Visit The Cambridge Digital Library site  

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Highlights of 2011

As we did last year, at the last CIS staff meeting for the year we put our heads together and listed the things that stood out for us as significant accomplishments during the past twelve months. Here’s the list we came up with: Google Apps for students Began work of migrating faculty to Google Apps […]

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IAM @ HMC journey begins

In my last update from the CIO  I gave a quick overview of Identity and Access Management (IAM).  We have now contracted with Fischer International for Identity and Access Management services.  Throughout 2012, this decision will have an increasing impact on all of our daily computing lives.  You will hear and read more and more references […]

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Starcraft 2 Tournament in the Learning Studio

This past weekend, we hosted a highly successful Starcraft 2 Tournament in the Learning Studio. Roger Weichman sent us “a few pictures I took of the Starcraft 2 tournament this weekend.  They had a great turnout.  Players came from other schools too, like CalPoly, UCI and UCR.”  Around 60 people turned up, with about 40 playing.  Kevin […]

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