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?
Our Academic Technology group roams the Internet (and Libraries) looking for interesting reads. Here are a few works that caught our eye this month. Active Learning: Feelings versus Learning Swarthmore has a community of educators using active learning techniques. The Academic Technology team has been collaborating with faculty to provide learning spaces and technology to support their teaching needs. For the last few months, we’ve been spending time learning about how to best use the new Singer Hall Flexible Classroom. A recent article investigating discrepancies between how students feel about active learning versus how much they actually learn highlighted one … Continue reading What We are Reading – September 2019