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

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  • Nov 7, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

    OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives t…

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  • Nov 6, 201710:00 am - 3:00 pm

    NIIMBL Teaming Event with Celgene

    Celgene, a biotechnology company, invites researchers to a m…

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  • Nov 8, 20178:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Amazon Web Services Research Immersion Day

    Come and learn how to do science on the cloud! From scaling …

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  • Nov 9, 20171:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    SIRO Proposal Development Workshop: Perspectives on Graduate Education

    Dean Evasius, Director, NSF Division of Graduate Education, …

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  • Nov 2, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R Workshop 8: Managing Multiple Datasets

    In this workshop, we will begin to synthesize what we have l…

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  • Nov 10, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    SIRO Proposal Development Workshop: NSF Research Traineeship Program-Limited Submission Opportunity

    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program (NSF 18-507) is d…

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  • Nov 14, 20179:00 am - 5:00 pm

    GIS Day 2017

    Penn State GIS Day strives to bring together those who are w…

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  • Nov 9, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R: Working with Text Data in R

    In this workshop, we will cover the basics of manipulating a…

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  • Nov 14, 20175:00 pm

    Paul Hawken, “Drawdown, the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”

    Environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken will be the ke…

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  • Nov 16, 20172:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Ari Fertig of “The Conversation”

    Penn State will host editor Ari Fertig from the academic med…

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  • Nov 17, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Stochastic Computations Working Group: “Parameter estimation using linear response statistics: Theory and numerical scheme”

    Join ICS Associate John Harlim and Xiantao Li for their bi-w…

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