MongoDB is a scalable, high-performance, document-oriented schemaless database. During this presentation, Sr. Architect Asya Kamsky introduced MongoDB, provided a quick tour of its many uses, and helped the audience understand where it’s most applicable.
Software Radio has come a long way in the last 15 years. This Tech Briefing discussed where we have come from, where we are today, and where we’re going in the future, highlighting what previously has and has not worked, and what challenges still remain.
Specific topics covered included:
Challenges in hardware for Software Radio, and a discussion of the state of the art in RF frontends and data converters
The evolution of the various processing paradigms used in software radio (GPP, GPU, DSP, and FPGA)
What problems we thought would be solved by now
The basic economics of software radios in volume production
This session began with an introduction to the Stanford MySQL Community and the MySQL Enterprise Server, providing an “about us” overview.
In addition to addressing questions and concerns from the audience, the presenter led a demonstration on MySQL Enterprise Monitor, as well as Query Analyzer, and provided a product roadmap to what’s new in version 5.6, covering features, training, etc.
This session was offered as a follow-on to the January 11th Tech Briefing — GPU Computing 101. This session was led by a NVIDIA developer, and the workshop incorporated hands-on exercises designed for the participants to become more familiar with GPU programming techniques.
This GPU Computing 101 workshop addressed topics such as why accelerated computing with GPUs is important to sustaining and advancing the state of the art in scientific and research computing, both in terms of performance and energy efficiency. The workshop surveyed the broad range of GPU accelerated applications across all domains of scientific research and engineering.
Participants learned how to program GPUs via the use of libraries, OpenACC compiler directives, and CUDA programming. The workshop incorporated hands-on exercises so that participants could become more familiar with GPU programming techniques.
This video is especially recommended for:
Domain scientists to realize the power of GPU computing by taking advantage of the GPU enabled applications.
HPC/IT staff who want to enable scientists and developers with parallelizing compilers.
Developers who want hands-on experience how to program GPUs in any of their native languages (C, Fortran, Python etc).
Andrew Renz from Code 42, the developers of CrashPlan, gave an in-depth presentation on backup and restores for desktops, laptops, servers and mobile devices.
Many departments on campus provide CrashPlan backup, such as the School of Medicine, Earth Sciences, DAPER and H&S. Others folks may be interested in using CrashPlan’s cloud backup service for individuals and home users.
Have you tried Stanford’s Box service yet? It may be just the solution for your department’s documents.
This video will teach you how to create folders for your group using Workgroup Manager and Box, as well as how using Box may help solve several problems for you and your group.
This Tech Briefing covered the basics of using Box, including how to create a workgroup, and how to integrate that workgroup with Box to allow files to be owned by the group rather than just individuals.
This Tech Briefing covered the university policy regarding mobile devices, how to protect your iOS devices using Stanford’s award-winning Mobile Device Manager (MDM), and reporting tools for MDM that are now available to local network administrators.
Mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad have become ubiquitous on campus. Mobile devices are expected to outsell traditional personal computers this year. Unfortunately, many users are unaware of their inherent security risks. Security features common on desktop and laptop computers are inconsistently applied across mobile device platforms. On a laptop, we have come to rely on anti-virus software safeguarding our system, but few mobile devices have such software.
While most personal computers on campus are password-protected, few of us configure our mobile phones with a password or PIN to protect it against unauthorized use. And, since mobile devices are easily (and frequently) misplaced, the potential for unauthorized access increases.
MDM allows you to quickly set up your Stanford email, calendar, and VPN. It also configures your device for the ISO’s security best practices. All of this is done in a quick (under 2 minutes!) set up that helps protect your data and protect yourself. Learn more about this tool and how your organization can use it to protect your data.
IT Services, along with partners across campus, provide a campus license for Qualtrics, an online survey tool.
Whether you are new to online surveys or have experience with other tools such as SurveyMonkey or Zoomerang, you’ll want to view this session to see how Qualtrics can save you money while giving you all the features you could possibly want!
Qualtrics is used by more than 1000 members of the Stanford community who find the tool more fully featured, flexible, and robust than other online tools. The tool is available at no charge to all Stanford faculty, staff, and students with a full-service SUNet ID.
This session dicussed the basics of Qualtrics, including how to create, edit, and distribute surveys, as well as view the results. The presenter also discussed how Qualtrics facilitates many different types of data collection on campus (applications, experiments, registrations, etc.).
Experienced Qualtrics users may also want to view the video to see demonstrations of some of Qualtrics more advanced features.
For more information about Qualtrics, visit http://survey.stanford.edu.
On September 24, 2012, Google Apps for Education was released to all Faculty, Staff, and Students to access with their Stanford credentials. Google Apps for Education includes email and calendar for Students only, and Drive, Groups, and Sites for faculty, staff, and students.
During this session, Ammy and Jo-Ann talked about the best practices for using the apps available to you, and demonstrated how to properly log in, collaborate with others, and utilize special features that may be useful to you and your department.