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[SDSx] Unplanned outage: SDSx cluster is unavailable [solved]

What: Unplanned SDSx outage

When: Users first reported troubles around 2pm, Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Reason: Unknown, staff is investigating. Estimated Time to Repair: Unknown

[ECCO] Ox updated to 7.1

Ox (http://www.doornik.com/ox/) has been upgraded on ECCO to 7.1. It is available on SDS upon request only.

[SDS] Updated SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB) v6.0.2 released

The Census Bureau has corrected an error in a SIPP Synthetic Beta variable, panel_1stfullyear. As a result of the correction, an updated version, v6.0.2, has been uploaded to the Synthetic Data [...]

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 [...]

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."