Welcome to the NMSU bridge between faculty and ICT staff.

This website is meant to be a collection of useful information for researchers and is designed to address a broad array of technological topics. If you would like to see additional information collected here or if you have a question or concern, please contact me, Diana Toups Dugas.  If I’m unable to answer it, I will put you in touch with someone who can.


Current activities:

  • Personalized meetings to optimize the job submitted to Discovery, NMSU’s high performance computer (HPC).  If you need help using or optimizing your code for Discovery, please go to Office Hours to make an appointments or contact hpc-team at nmsu.edu
  • Adding the XSEDE software stack to Discovery, the campus HPC, and transforming system into a “stepping stone” environment to XSEDE
  • Upcoming NMSU Workshops:
    • Matlab — Fall 2018.  Watch for more details.
  • Upcoming conferences:
    • SuperComputing18 — Nov11-16, 2018 in Dallas, TX

    • PEARC19 — Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing, July 28 – Aug 1, 2019 in Chicago, IL
      • PEARC19 welcomes all who care about the challenges in using and operating advanced research computing. Organizations supporting this new conference include the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop (ARCC), XSEDE, the Science Gateways Community Institute, the Campus Research Computing (CaRC) Consortium, the ACI-REF consortium, the Blue Waters project, ESnet, Open Science Grid, Compute Canada, the EGI Foundation, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), and Internet2.
  • NMSU will be updating its participation in RMACC.  This membership brings funding opportunities as well as allocated time on Summit, the CO supercomputer.
  • Gathering information about needs on campus regarding:
    • HPC (list-serv for input and user) — You would consider using this if analysis on your desktop computer takes too long.  “Too long” is subjective and can mean anything from several hours to months
    • Data management and storage (list-serv for input and user) — You would consider using this as a way to store/backup your data.  If you’re comfortable with your current system, it may still be of interest.  If you currently don’t backup or are running out of storage space, this is for you.
    • RedCap (list-serv for beta-user and user) — You would consider using this if you have sensitive data (FERPA, PII) that you need to store.  It can also be used for anything that you would store in a database, sensitive or not.
    • NOTE: individuals signed up for INPUT list-servs will help in development of a resource on campus, including voicing opinions on pricing options (if applicable) and access levels.  Those signed up for USER list-servs will be notified when the resource is available and ready to use. These list-servs are not intended to spam anyone and emails will only go out occasionally.
  • Always looking for more graduate students.  If you’re interested in the area, please email me.

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To contact me:

Dr. Diana Toups Dugas
dugasdvt at nmsu.edu
Computer Center Rm 202