Order IT has a new look and feel, and is now easier to use than ever before! Reporting is moving to the Oracle Business Intelligence system, and this Tech Briefing will show you how to use it.
Members of the project team covered what you can expect at go-live, demoed the new voice services form, and covered the new service terminology. Additionally the audience was shown how orders are provisioned, and provided with a demonstration on running and exporting basic reports.
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.
During this Tech Briefing, John and Mark focused on the basic information related to setting up home networks on Stanford DSL, Stanford West, and non-Stanford DSL/cable modems.
Topics covered included the basics of print servers, wireless access points, and routers, among others. Though no specific product was covered, by viewing this video you will undoubtably pick up on some best practices and recommendations on home network configurations that can be used with a variety of products.
This session supplied individuals with tips on how to effectively market their respective department and/or group on campus using bit.ly and Goo.gl. Don and Mark talked about how Technology Training uses bit.ly and goo.gl to collect metrics and to make the client experience easier and faster.
Mark also discussed the benefits of RSS feeds, demonstrating how they can be used to push information to clients.
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 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).
Order IT has a new look and feel. If you order IT services, you’ll want to view this video. Order forms and billing reports are moving from the old format to a newer, easy-to-use format. The project team talked about the continued phased rollout of the forms for ordering services in 2013 and provided a demo of how easy it is to select the service you need.
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.
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.