2022 Newsroom Stories

December `22

May `22

Starting June 1, warning banner to alert users of email from non-Purdue sources

May 20, 2022

To combat email spear phishing and other cyber-attacks, emails sent to personal Purdue email accounts from external sources will now appear with a warning banner designed to remind the recipient to use caution when opening links or attachments.

Research Computing develops software container tools for bioinformatics research

May 12, 2022

Purdue Research Computing now offers biocontainers – software containers designed for Purdue’s community clusters that contain more than 400 commonly used bioinformatics tools.

With MFA in place, compromised account issues plummet

May 10, 2022

The adoption of MFA for University email has helped lower the number of compromised accounts reported to ITaP. Even though, users are still cautioned to remain vigilant for phishing and other attacks when using email.

Professor developing numerical tools for astrophysical modeling with the help of Anvil supercomputer

May 05, 2022

Purdue’s powerful new Anvil supercomputer is helping unlock the secrets of space weather.

Security enhancements to email could affect international travelers

May 04, 2022

In June, Purdue System Security plans to enact a geo-block for email that does not use Office 365 and Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and is being sent from an international IP address. This is being done as part of the MFA deployment to ensure all University email is protected, including any sent outside of Office 365.

BoilerKey login page to receive update May 12

May 04, 2022

The update will modify the look and feel of the login page, incorporating the Purdue logo and increasing the font size to make features like the link to BoilerKey help easier to find.

April `22

Purdue professor estimates the number of tree species with the help of Research Computing supercomputers

April 23, 2022

Jingjing Liang, an assistant professor of quantitative forest ecology in the department of forestry and natural resources, recently led a team that produced the first ever estimate of the total number of tree species in the world – and they did it with the help of Research Computing’s Bell community cluster supercomputer.

Envision Center hosting ITaP student poster session on April 25

April 18, 2022

Student workers from Research Computing and other areas of ITaP will present digital posters about their work at the Envision Center on Monday, April 25 from 1-5 p.m.

Microsoft workshops offered for SharePoint Online

April 08, 2022

ITaP is partnering with Microsoft to host a series of webinars to help users get the most out of using SharePoint Online. 

Warning banner to alert users of email from non-Purdue sources 

April 04, 2022

To combat email spear phishing and other cyber-attacks, emails sent to personal Purdue email accounts from external sources will soon appear with a warning banner designed to remind the recipient to use caution when opening links or attachments.  

March `22

Women in HPC group hosting data processing training, speaker series in April

March 31, 2022

Purdue's Women in High-Performance Computing group is hosting a data processing training and a speaker series in April.

New to Microsoft Teams? Recorded workshops, support documents available online 

March 31, 2022

ITaP’s Collaboration team has partnered with Microsoft to provide access to a wide range of live virtual workshops and training covering a variety of topics involving Teams.

Research Computing’s Fortress storage archive expands capacity

March 31, 2022

The Fortress archival storage system has a new tape library that has expanded the archive’s capacity by a factor of five, from approximately 50 petabytes of data to more than 250 petabytes.

Purdue computer scientist searching for ‘buried treasure’ with cloud extension to community clusters

March 27, 2022

A Purdue professor who searches for factors of very large numbers – work that is essential to keeping everything from nuclear weapons to personal banking information secure - is using new hybrid cloud capabilities between Purdue community HPC clusters and the Microsoft Azure HPC cloud in his hunt.

New Bell cluster GPUs helping Purdue researchers in neuroscience, chemical engineering

March 04, 2022

As part of a push to expand GPU computing capabilities to meet the needs of researchers working in AI and machine learning, Purdue Research Computing has added eight MI50 AMD GPUs and six MI60 AMD GPUs to the Bell community cluster – and they are already making a big impact on campus.

February `22

Purdue’s Anvil supercomputer aids in drug discovery

February 24, 2022

Purdue’s powerful new Anvil supercomputer is helping one researcher accelerate his biomolecular simulations and unlock new treatments for heart disease.

ITaP warns of recent email spear phishing efforts

February 24, 2022

ITaP is warning Purdue email account users of a recent increase in spear phishing activities. A few recent examples involve individuals creating email accounts using services such as Gmail with an address, display name, and signature that impersonate Purdue personnel. The attackers then send targeted messages to individuals in the same department requesting information from the recipient.

Research Computing senior scientist awarded $25,000 Better Scientific Software fellowship

February 23, 2022

Amiya Maji, a senior computational scientist for Research Computing, has been named a 2022 Fellow by the Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellowship Program, which aims to foster and promote practices, processes, and tools to improve developer productivity and software sustainability of scientific codes.

January `22

Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication required for West Lafayette faculty and staff email starting in February 2022

January 18, 2022

Starting in February 2022, all West Lafayette faculty and staff will be required to use Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication as part of the security measures for protecting their @purdue.edu email.

January `22

Microsoft workshops offered for SharePoint Online, Power Automate

January 71, 2022

ITaP is partnering with Microsoft to host a series of webinars to help users get the most out of using SharePoint Online and Power Automate, a tool which helps you create automated workflows.