If you are participating in a Zoom conference and need to share handwritten notes, you might be interested in this simple D.I.Y. document camera setup written up by Jason Alley at Lafayette College. Read more at Writing, Drawing, and Demonstration … Continue reading DIY Document Camera
Strelka, Swarthmore’s new computer cluster, is up and running and ready to run computationally-intensive jobs. The cluster consists of 7 nodes, each with two 20-core CPUs with an additional head node to handle user logins and job scheduling. 3 mid-memory … Continue reading Strelka Has Landed at Swarthmore
For the Spring 2020 semester, ITS has added “Google Assignments” to Moodle. Instructors can create a Google Assignment in their Moodle course and students can submit Google Docs, Sheets, and any other files directly without having to download as a … Continue reading Introducing Google Assignments in Moodle
Swarthmore College will be hosting a conference on “High Performance Computing in the Liberal Arts” on January 7-8, 2020. Aimed at IT staff at liberal arts colleges, the event will bring together over 30 technologists from 25 colleges from across … Continue reading High Performance Computing Conference at Swarthmore – January 2020
This week, I attended Supercomputing 2019, a huge conference dedicated to high performance computing, and learned about the latest advances in research computing hardware and software. The timing was perfect because Swarthmore just purchased a large cluster computer that will … Continue reading High Performance Computer coming to Swarthmore in December 2019
The October 14, 2020 edition of the New Yorker has a thought provoking piece by John Seabrook called “The Next Word.” Seabrook begins the article with Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, which suggests phrases while you are typing a sentence. If you … Continue reading AI, Gmail’s Smart Compose, and the end of writers?