OIT News

  • High Performance Computing Systems Moving August 12, 2020 high performance computing The Cyber-Infrastructure Research Computing team in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently completed the move of its High Performance Computing systems, Europa and Ganymede, to the Arlington Regional Data Center (ARDC). The ARDC is one of three UT System data centers governed by the UT Shared Data Center (SDC) group on behalf of the ... Read more
  • Cyberinfrastructure Team Receives $1.4 million NSF Grant to Create New TRECIS Center August 7, 2020 A $1.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will allow the cyberinfrastructure team in the Office of Information Technology to connect researchers with a larger support network for using supercomputers. The University will hire and train postdoctoral researchers as high-performance computer research facilitators to help researchers at UT Dallas, UT Arlington and UT San Antonio. The ... Read more
  • Upcoming Changes to WebEx Features July 6, 2020 In an effort to help mitigate budget impacts due to the rapid and unforeseen shift to remote work and preserve University resources, the Office of Information Technology will be reducing the options participants are offered in the current Cisco WebEx environment. Beginning Sunday, Aug. 16, the “Call Me” and Toll-free call-in features will no longer be ... Read more
  • Upgrade to UT Dallas Virtual Private Network (VPN) June 23, 2020 The Office of Information Technology has upgraded the University’s supported Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the Palo Alto Global Protect client. This will replace the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. If you are still utilizing AnyConnect, please begin using Global Protect as soon as possible. Cisco AnyConnect will stop working at UT Dallas on Wednesday, July ... Read more
  • University Receiving New Wireless Upgrade June 22, 2020 The Office of Information Technology is in the process of upgrading the University’s wireless network solution from Cisco Systems to Mist by Juniper Networks. What is Mist The Mist platform is a state-of-the-art, innovative approach to wireless that combines Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data science with the latest wireless technologies. It delivers a smart, agile, ... Read more
  • Telephone Upgrade & Email Migration June 10, 2020 The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is excited to announce we are “moving the mark” with Microsoft telephony functionality. On June 1 we began transitioning departments and Colleges to Microsoft Teams Voice and migrating faculty and staff emails to Microsoft 365 Exchange Online (EXO). The efforts will continue through the summer and in to the ... Read more
  • Cloth Face Covering Distribution April 14, 2020 Recent studies on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have found that a significant portion of individuals infected with COVID-19 lack symptoms and can transmit the virus to others simply by speaking, coughing, or sneezing. Even individuals who eventually develop symptoms can unknowingly transmit the virus before symptoms appear. In light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, ... Read more