ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

ICS-ACI Infrastructure Management

ICS staff manage the ICS-ACI central facility infrastructure, including

  • network monitoring
  • backup
  • archiving
  • help desk services

We use Solarwinds network monitoring software to monitor and manage all network components and interconnectivity. This software provides proactive alerts for the system on trends and real-time data for repairs or replacements.

User Support Services

ICS operates the i-ASK Center, which provides basic and advanced support for all users. ICS provides online support and training in conducting research on the ICS-ACI system.

In-person training sessions are also available. ICS also encourages research groups to request individual and group training sessions focused on their specific needs. For example, ICS can provide user support for software libraries, specialized applications, and programming languages.

All research data on our users’ Home, Work, and centralized Group file systems is backed up and archived daily. We use Oracle’s FS1 flash storage appliance and a SL8500 Tape Library for near-line and archival storage. Contact the i-ASK Center if you would like to retrieve files on storage.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

February 2018

  • Feb 7, 2018 - Feb 8, 201811:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop Series: Big Data

    XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is p…

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  • Feb 7, 20181:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Understanding the Language-Learning Brain through Computational Methods

    How does the brain respond to language-learning experiences?…

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  • Feb 27, 20188:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Interdisciplinary Security Research Workshop

    The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education pr…

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  • Feb 8, 20184:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    International Law Under President Trump: A One-Year Assessment

    John Bellinger, partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer …

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  • Feb 9, 20184:00 pm

    Jacob Chakareski, “Drone IoT Networks for Virtual Human Teleportation”

    Jacob Chakareski, assistant professor of electrical and comp…

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  • Feb 12, 20181:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    SoDa Introduction to Data Science with R Workshop Series

    This workshop series will help you develop the skills to pro…

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  • Feb 26, 20184:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    ICS Data Visualization Workshop: Intro to Developing D3.js Projects

    Want to learn how to create innovative visualizations of you…

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  • Feb 19, 20181:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    SoDA Workshop Series: Scraping Twitter

    In the digital age, Twitter is becoming a platform that can …

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