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Some thoughts on improved performance of an analysis job on a cluster like ECCO or SDSx

Here are some tips (some specific to ECCO/SDSx, some general) about improving performance of a typical social science analysis job: Continue reading →

[ECCO] [SDS] SAS queue introduced, SAS software limited to one node

As previously announced, we have reduced our SAS licenses to one server on ECCO, one server on SDS. A new job submission queue (ECCO queues, SDSx queues) will route jobs to the appropriate node. Continue reading →

Article in The Atlantic on synthetic data products

For a very nice write-up of the synthetic data products housed on our Synthetic Data Server, see Viviane Callier's article in The Atlantic, "How Fake Data Could Protect Real People’s Privacy."

High-performance computing for Economists 2015 edition

Second through fifth-year Economics graduate students (and interested faculty)

Please mark your calendars:

High-performance Computing for Economists
August 17-19, 2015 (9:00am – 5:00pm) Ives 109

If you are required to attend TA training, you should not plan on attending the Wednesday session.
Students from other Ph.D. programs are welcome on a space-available basis only.

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[SDSx] [ECCO] X13-Arima-SEATS Version 1.1, Build 19 available

The X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Program, seasonal adjustment software produced, distributed, and maintained by the Census Bureau, is available on ECCO and SDSx on all compute nodes.  Continue reading →