Archive for September 2014

TCD PeopleFinder redesign & improvements

The TCD PeopleFinder service ( allows people to search for the contact details of TCD staff.  Over the past few months work has been underway to redesign and improve the service and the new interface will be made live on the morning of Tuesday, 7th October 2014. 

The new design provides several major performance improvements, provides for greater service uptime and features responsive design for ease of use on mobile devices.  There will also be new functionality including the ability to search by phone extension or job title as well as a publications search. 

Should you have any difficulties in using the upgraded service please contact the IS Services Helpdesk.


HPRC walk-in workshop, Friday 3rd October

The IS Services High Performance and Research Computing Group (HPRC) are holding a drop-in session from 11am to 12pm on Friday, 3rd October in room 2.12 in the Lloyd building.

HPRC provides Trinity researchers from all disciplines with the following services:

  • Advanced Computing
  • Data Management
  • Visualisation
  • Training
  • Software Development Facilities and Expertise

The workshop may be useful to staff and postgrads who need assistance with the above.  See here for more details on the workshop.

Data Backup & IT Security session, 2pm, Oct 2nd

IS Services and the GSU have arranged a 1-hour information session for College postgrads that will cover various IT Security topics.  The session will take place between 2pm and 3pm on Thursday, 2nd October in the Swift Theatre (room 2041A Arts Building).  No booking is required and we encourage postgrads to come along to learn more about the following topics:

  • Data Backup
  • Phishing
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Malware/Spyware
  • Software Security Updates
  • Password Security
  • Cloud Security

IS Services

[MATLAB Webinars] Upcoming Academic Sessions for September 2014

Join us online to learn more about MATLAB and Simulink. Each live webinar is free and features application demonstrations followed by a Q&A session with a MathWorks Engineer.
Mathematical Modeling with MATLAB Products Mathematical Modeling with MATLAB Products
Tuesday, September 23
9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. US EDT
2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. BST (GMT+1)
Learn how to use MATLAB to build mathematical models for forecasting and optimizing the behavior of complex systems.
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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming Using Simulink LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming Using Simulink
Wednesday, September 24
9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. US EDT
2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. BST (GMT+1)
Learn how you can easily and quickly program a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot using Simulink.
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Spectral Analysis with MATLAB Spectral Analysis with MATLAB
Tuesday, September 30
9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. US EDT
2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. BST (GMT+1)
Learn how you can use MATLAB to perform common signal processing tasks such as data analysis, frequency domain analysis, spectral analysis and time-frequency analysis.
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Who should attend? All educators, academic researchers, and students are welcome to attend these complimentary webinars. Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in attending.
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MATLAB and Simulink Courses, September 2014

You can find a link to the latest information regarding MATLAB and Simulink courses for September 2014 here:

A link to the latest news from Presidion (SPSS) – September 2014

You can find a link to all the latest news and information from Presidion (SPSS) here:

Latest schedule of Matlab webinars – September 2014

A new schedule of Matlab webinars has been published.  Please see details here:

Discontinuation of FTP proxy settings

IS Services are continuously working to enhance and improve the computing experience for staff and students using the College IT services. As part of this service improvement work, we have made significant changes to the network over the past three months to provide a more broadband-like internet experience.

One of the improvements made is to remove the requirement for ‘FTP proxy’ settings when connecting to an external FTP server. These proxy settings are no longer needed as all desktop computers and wireless devices now have direct access to FTP (and SFTP), without having to use the FTP proxy service.

If you still use FileZilla or another application to publish files to an external web server or FTP host, please take a moment to remove any FTP proxy settings you may have. You can refer to our instructions on how to remove the FTP proxy settings from FileZilla for an example of what needs to be removed.

The FTP proxy service will be decommissioned at the end of September 2014, so it’s important you remove these settings before then.

Sterling Geo eNewsletter September 2014

Please see the following link for the Sterling Geo eNewsletter for September 2014:

HPRC walk-in workshop, 5th September, 11am-12pm

The IS Services High Performance & Research Computing group (HPRC – provides advanced computing (Linux and HPC), data management, visualisation and software development facilities and expertise for Irish researchers from all disciplines.

The HPRC group will be holding a Walk-In Workshop session on Friday 5th September between 11am and 12pm in the HPRC computer lab on the second floor of the Lloyd Building (room 2.12)

Light refreshments of tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided.


Focus of workshop

This month’s workshop is focused on:

* All disciplines:

* Do you run large calculations on your desktop?

– We can help by getting them to run on our High Performance Compute clusters

* Do you need help writing parallel code?

– You can get free access to support scientists who can help you. This scientist can be allocated to work with you or your research group on projects for up to three months in duration.

* Do you need help visualising results?

– We can provide advice on software (including bespoke visualisation software developed at HPRC) and facilities (3-D Visualisation Facility).



Researchers from all disciplines are welcome to come along.

Please let your colleagues know about the Workshop, as they may have some issue which turns out to be relevant for you.



Additional information

This will be an open session for people to come in and ask questions and get help in an informal setting.

Please note that this is _not_ a formal training session – you can drop in at any time during the workshop with a question for 5 minutes and then leave (hopefully happy!).

HPRC staff members will be on hand to discuss any problems with you. Light refreshments of tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided.


See for more details.

Venue: The HPRC computer lab on the second floor of the Lloyd Building (room 2.12)


Time: 11am – 12pm on Friday 5th September

Contact information: