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In response to unabated growth in the need for storage capacity and performance, LTS has developed a strategy to increase storage resources four-fold to one petabyte by the summer of 2015. (Full Story)

Lehigh's connection to the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network (PennREN) is fully operational. Lehigh is now positioned to achieve up to 10Gbps connectivity to the network. Lehigh’s participation in the PennREN project is the result of a February 2010 U.S. Department of Commerce announcement that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania received $99.6 million to build a high-speed state-wide network for research and education. The grant was supplemented with an additional $29 million in private investment. (Full Story)

LTS develops new Data Curation program in collaboration with the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This program supports Lehigh faculty and students in managing data through the entire data lifecycle, from creating data management plans, to data collection, analysis and storage, to data sharing and reuse. (Full Story)

Lehigh University has been awarded $385,000 by the National Science Foundation for the construction of a Science DMZ to improve campus connectivity to the growing national research cyberinfrastructure. The grant will vastly improve the movement of high-volume and time-critical engineering and science data flows in support of structural and civil engineering research at the Imbt Lab on the Mountaintop campus. (Full Story)

Maia, a 32-core, 128GB RAM system (2 x AMD Opteron 6380, 2.5GHz), was placed in service on June 18, 2013. All Lehigh University students, faculty and staff may request an account for work on Maia. For details on using Maia, please consult new documentation (available on-campus or via VPN) at the Research Computing wiki. In particular, please review the article for Polaris on the wiki; this is the system to which SSH connections are made to submit jobs for Maia.