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Mobile Princeton is Coming: Get out Your Smartphones!

For reunions last year, OIT created a special web site tailored for the small mobile devices that are now proliferating in the marketplace, cell phones with web browsers, iPhones, Blackberries, and the like. The experiment...

e-Readers in the Classroom?

In the Fall term of 2009, Princeton conducted a pilot sponsored by the High Meadows Foundation, the University Library, and the Office of Information Technology, to assess the use of e-readers in the classroom. The...

High Performance Computing at Princeton - Spring 2010

Princeton University has created a cyberinfrastructure, says Curt Hillegas, the Director of Princeton's TIGRESS High Performance Computing and Visualization Center, itself a collaboration between the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE). Developed...

Smart Art: Database Tools for Research and Curation

For the past three decades, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Office of Information Technology have collaborated on many innovative projects. During the 1980s. the Piero Project produced a real time three-dimensional tour...

Digital Telephony at Princeton

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) refers to a family of hardware and software technologies that deliver voice communications over the internet rather than the public, switched telephone network. To make it work, technologists have...

Is Academia finally ready for Videoconferencing?

The current recession has persuaded institutions of higher education to look in new places for significant savings. And so, rather than flying cross country for a conference, imagine being able to take part in...

Backing Up's Not Hard to Do

You don’t have to be a fan of Sex in the City to know that it’s important to backup your data. If you have not seen this wonderful vignette, take a moment to see...

Women in Research Computing

How did three distinguished women in research computing overcome political and societal obstacles? How have they dealt with the different work/life expectations that our society places on women? Do they see progress toward equaling the...

Princeton University's Broadcast Center: First Cuts

The new Peter B. Lewis Library contains a new OIT-operated Broadcast Center with a high definition video studio that features a green room with a 65 inch LCD screen, a professional audio recording studio,...

Gold Award for Outreach Efforts

The integrated outreach effort centered on the Lunch ‘n Learn Information Technology seminars has just received a gold medal for Best Practices in Communications in the 2009 CASE II Accolades Awards. CASE, the Council...

Collaboration Tools at Princeton

OIT’s recent Strategic Planning effort identified the need for a “data lifeline,” a comprehensive way to store digital information, ways to search and archive the data, and policies to control data retention and disposal....

Video on Demand at Princeton

For the past six years, OIT’s Language Resource Center has offered a Video on Demand service that permits faculty to integrate film into their teaching. The service permits faculty to submit requests for full...

A Second Life for the University: Immersive Reality in Teaching

Second Life is a virtual world, a vast 3-D digital continent teeming with people, entertainment, experiences, and interesting, often unique opportunities. Established in 2001 by Philip Rosedale, now CEO of Linden Labs, Second Life is...

Teaching with Tablet PCs

At the December 6 Lunch ‘n Learn, Serge Goldstein, the Director of OIT’s Academic Services, presented “Teaching with a Tablet PC.” Tablets, explained Goldstein, are simply Windows laptops (there are no Mac versions currently)...

High Performance Computing: the Princeton Experience

At OIT’s Lunch ‘n Learn presentation on October 11, three of the faculty who were instrumental in architecting the new high performance facility - Bill Tang (Chief Scientist at PPPL and Associate Director of PICSciE),...

Students are Mac-in' it

By Doug Eshleman, Princetonian Contributor Dude, you’re getting a Dell! Well … maybe not any more. According to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), 45 percent of computers purchased this year were Macs, more than...

The University Channel

Donna Liu, University Channel Director What if the public could listen to the best minds and newest ideas at colleges and universities around the world? What if the academic research and analysis that aims to...

Faculty Demonstrate Interesting Uses of Blackboard for Teaching and Learning

Many of you are well aware that the Blackboard Course Management System provides easy access to a syllabus, a facebook, a gradebook, a sectioning tool, e-mail lists, links to reserve reading, and other course...

Supercomputer to Accelerate Collaboration

Princeton NJ — A unique partnership between Princeton scientists and information technology administrators has brought one of the world’s fastest supercomputers to the University to spur advancements in research. Working with IBM, the University’s Office...

Cluster Computing: Strength In Numbers

The three great battles against monsters by Beowulf, heroic king of the Geats, are described in a circa 1000 AD English poem named for the king. A Beowulf computer cluster, such as OIT’s adrOIT cluster,...

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