First week of classes support numbers

a picture of the Tech Services Help Desk

The first week of classes is always the busiest time for Technology Services support staff. This year, between the Tech Services Help Desk and Classroom Technologies classroom support, there were a total of 2,592 support requests during the first week of classes.

This infographic has more information about how we provided support to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois.

  Touring Blue Waters, One of the World's Fastest Supercomputers

Blue Waters

By Noah Malmed, Computer Science '15

The Urbana campus is home to one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Blue Waters. Last Friday, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) hosted an #IllinoisWelcome Tour at the National Petascale Computing Facility (NPCF) in Research Park. 

New and returning students, faculty, and staff were invited to take a look at Blue Waters and hear about how people are using supercomputing in their research. I took this opportunity to check it out.

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