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The Economics Compute Cluster (ECCO) has migrated to the BioHPC environment, and accounts are not handled on this website anymore. See the BioHPC User Guide.

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End of life for the Cornell Synthetic Data Server September 30, 2022

The Cornell Synthetic Data Server, in its current format, has been used by over 300 researchers since we first started it in 2014 (8 years ago!). It has, I believe, been a very useful tool to get researcher feedback on the quality of the data, and has allowed researchers to do terrific work.
Unfortunately, the last external funding to support the SDS ended several years ago, and the server has been supported through funds from a now-emeritus Cornell faculty member. The servers are old, and no longer have active maintenance.
It is therefore with a heavy heart that I am announcing the shutdown of the current servers on September 30, 2022.
The respective data providers at the Census Bureau are looking into alternative options, including replacement server access and novel validation methods.
Please continue to submit project proposals, to identify the demand for this type of service. However, new accounts on the Cornell Synthetic Data Server will no longer be routinely created.
We thank all of our funders over the years, including  NSF grants SES-1042181 and BCS-0941226,   a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Edmund Ezra Day chair at the Cornell ILR School.
Lars Vilhuber, Executive Director, LDI
John M. Abowd, Edmund Ezra Day Professor Emeritus of Economics, Statistics and Data Science.

ECCO has migrated

The Economics Compute Cluster (ECCO) has migrated to the BioHPC environment, and accounts are not handled on this website anymore. See the BioHPC User Guide.

Sunsetting the Simulated FSRDC

One of the (original) goals of the VirtualRDC was to provide an environment that simulated the computing environment in the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. Researchers could learn how to work within the constraints of the confidential FSRDCs before actually starting work at one of the physical locations, thus reducing the setup time and permitting the use of the VirtualRDC as a teaching environment.

The structure of the FSRDC computer environment has sufficiently changed and diverged from our simulated environment. We are thus no longer offering this service.

For more information, see this page.

Computational Tools for Social Scientists Workshop - 2018 edition

Please mark your calendars:

Computational Tools for Social Scientists Workshop

August 20-22, 2018 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Ives 111 (Ives 115 on Aug 22)

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[SDS] SSB important update to validation rules

The SIPP Synthetic Beta custodians have posted an important update to validation rules.
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