Archive for June 2015

High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) Walk-in Workshop, Fri 3rd July 11am-12pm

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

HPRC will be holding a Walk-In Workshop session on Friday 3rd July between 11am and 12pm in room 2.12 in the Lloyd Building and light refreshments of tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided.

This month’s workshop will be focused on:

  • Do you run large calculations on your desktop? We can help by getting them to run on our High Performance Compute clusters instead.
  • 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).

For further details please see


SPSS Licence Codes, July 2015 to July 2016

The SPSS  licence codes for TCD for the period July 2015 to July 2016 are now available. For more information please see our SPSS licence codes page. Note that as this page is ‘local’ access you may be prompted for your Trinity username and network login password if accessing it from outside the College network.

Digital Capabilities Survey – Prize & Thanks

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our recent Digital Capabilities Survey.  Those who took part were invited to enter a prize draw for an iPad Air and we’re glad to announce that the winner was Dr. Ann Devitt, who has gratefully received the prize.

Dr Ann Devitt

Trial access to Steam service




Access to Steam has been enabled on Trinity staff and student wired and Wi-Fi networks for a 6-month trial period up to December 2015.  Steam is an internet service providing central management for the installation and automatic updates of games, as well as certain social gaming features.  More information on services available from Steam can be found at

This trial service will allow outbound internet traffic to Steam, but will not permit inbound traffic that would be required for game hosting, for example.

As this is a trial service IS Services are not in a position to provide support for any issues encountered using the Steam service.

Top-ten Helpdesk issues and statistics – May 2015

In May the IS Services Helpdesk handled over 2400 queries via phone, email, walk in and web. The full statistical details are available on our website at

The top-ten issues reported by students and staff to the Helpdesk in May can be seen at

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HPRC training courses, June 2015

The High Performance Research Computing Group (HPRC) will be providing the following training courses in June:

  • An Introduction to Linux Command-Line (9.30am-1pm, June 22nd-25th)
  • An Introduction to Python for Scientific Computing (June 26th 9.30am-1pm)

For full details of the course dates, times and how to book a place please see the HPRC web pages.

Bitdefender, Sophos and Trend Micro now recognised by TCDconnect service

Three new anti-virus applications are now recognised by the student TCDconnect service when registering a Windows PC: Bitdefender, Sophos and Trend Micro.  This further broadens the range of supported anti-virus applications for those connecting their Windows PCs to the TCDconnect service, retaining the high-security aspect of the service.  See our web pages for a full list of recognised anti-virus software.

If you are using any of the listed anti-virus products and experience any issues registering your computer for the TCDconnect service, please book into a network clinic.

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MATLAB and Simulink Seminar in UCD this Friday, 5th June

MathWorks are hosting an event at UCD on Friday, 5th June, providing the opportunity to pick up tips and tricks from MathWorks technical staff and also to network with peers from local industry, UCD and the wider academic community in Ireland.  Details of the event can be found at the following link:

Data Analytics, Signal Processing and Computer Vision with MATLAB and Simulink