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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 [...]

[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 [...]

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."

[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. [...]

[ECCO][SDS] Remote desktop client NX upgraded to version 4

Both compute clusters have had their NX server upgraded to version 4. Version 4 offers more robust connections from all platforms. Users should be able to continue using their existing configuration files; if installing on a new computer, remember to download configuration files from this server, as the default setup will not [...]