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MATLAB in HPC cluster on campus

Friday, February 27th, 2015 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Since the second semester of 2014, MATLAB has become available in the HPC cluster on campus, known as Rhasatsha. The Engineering Faculty Board has kindly agreed to sponsor the purchase of a MATLAB Distributed Compute Server (MDCS) license for 16 MATLAB workers (version R2014a). This facility allows computational jobs, written in MATLAB, to be run […]

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Upgrades on SU network this weekend

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - 8:24 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Necessary upgrades to the SU network are scheduled this coming weekend, from Saturday morning at 04:00 and may cause short, occasional interruptions. Only academic buildings will be affected during the upgrade process and only WAP’s (wireless access points) For any enquiries, please contact the IT Service desk at x4367.

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CBT Locker virus on campus

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 - 9:16 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

A growing number of incidents of the CBT Locker virus, which has more than 50 variants, has been spotted on campus. This virus is also considered ransomware and infects your PC when you visit lesser known websites and particularly if you download games and movies. The ransomware copies all the data on your harddrive, encrypts […]

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Recent Projects

STP – technology made accessible to students

Over the past year a new technology initiative aimed mainly at students, has slowly, but surely spread across campuses nationwide. STP, or the Student Technology Programme‘s objective is to offer affordable tablets and laptops for purchase to all students of public universities across South Africa.  The programme was negotiated with various technology vendors by the […]

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Stellenbosch IT staff actively involved with ASAUDIT management

The purpose of ASAUDIT is to promote and advance the use and support of computing and information technology at South African universities, and to further develop relationships with key members in the Higher Education sector both locally and internationally. The association strives to promote professional skills and conduct in university ICT management and to serve […]

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In the Blog

New IT building: What is a place of work?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 - 2:40 pm - Ralph Pina

Our fairly intensive participation in the design process for the new IT building got me thinking about what a place of work is and why a knowledge organisation, like an IT division, would have one. The new building is essentially an office building: it will not house technical infrastructure such as the data centre, but […]

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Mobile technology survey reveals new trends

Friday, November 1st, 2013 - 12:27 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Android and Apple mobile phones look likely to dominate share amongst students within a year while Blackberry’s share is dwindling rapidly. The picture has changed significantly since 2012:  This is just one example of the results of a recent mobile technology survey conducted by the Information Technology division to track trends in students’ mobile devices. […]

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