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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
  • Adding the XSEDE software stack to Discovery, the campus HPC,¬†and transforming system¬†into a ‚Äústepping stone‚ÄĚ environment to XSEDE
  • Upcoming conferences:
    • RMACC Symposium¬†— The Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium HPC Symposium ‚Äď May 21-23, 2019 in Boulder, CO

      • In addition to the Keynote Speakers, the RMACC Symposium features a wide array of speakers, panel discussions and tutorial sessions from industry and educational leaders.¬†¬† This year‚Äôs event has four main tracks: ¬†Software (User Facing); Machine Learning/Big Data; SysAdmin; and HPC.
      • One of the leading HPC regional events, the Symposium brings together faculty, researchers, industry leaders and students from throughout the Intermountain Region.
    • PEARC19 — Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing, July 28 ‚Äď 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.
    • Supercomputing19¬†— Nov 17-22, 2019, Denver, CO
      • Each year, SC provides the leading technical program for professionals and students in the HPC community, as measured by impact, at the highest academic and professional standards. The Program is designed to share best practices in areas such as: algorithms; applications; architectures and networks; clouds and distributed computing; data analytics, visualization, and storage; machine learning and HPC; performance; programming systems; system software; and state of the practice in large-scale deployment and integration.
  • 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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Discovery Logo

We asked the campus to submit potential logos for Discovery, and 5 people submitted 14 possible logos.  182 people voted and we have a winner!

Hiba Muhyi, an undergraduate majoring in Biology and a student aide in ICT PC Server Administration created the winning logo. While designing the logo Hiba wanted to include different elements that represent discovery like life and physical sciences, technology, etc. in a creative and artistic way. Hiba is honored to have her logo design been chosen.


To contact me:

Dr. Diana Toups Dugas
dugasdvt at
Computer Center Rm 202