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April 19, 2019

Getting servers out of the closet is better for bottom line and for environment

In making the move, Atmospheric Sciences joined approximately 60 departments across the UW in choosing to house and manage their own servers in the UW’s central data centers operated by UW-IT. The reasons are clear — data centers are more cost and energy efficient.


March 19, 2019

Piecing together the cosmic dawn

Radio astronomy Ph.D. candidate Ruby Byrne agrees that “Epoch of Reionization (EoR)” is a mouthful of jargon. But it simply refers to an exciting time in the universe’s history when stars and galaxies first turned on and lit up the heavens.


November 27, 2018

New app reduces spam phone calls at UW

The goal of the new technology is to block a suspicious call before the phone even rings, reducing both the disruption and the risk of someone inadvertently falling for a scam and compromising personal and/or University information.


September 19, 2018

The biggest disaster recovery exercise you never noticed

Concept image of a human hand stopping a line of dominoes from falling.

You rely on your UW NetID for easy access to many systems at the University. But what happens if your UW NetID suddenly stops working because the systems that support it go down during an emergency, such as an earthquake?


October 17, 2017

GIX develops leaders in innovation

At the heart of the GIX facility is a purpose-built Makerspace that boasts a comprehensive set of shops, labs, and making equipment for students to realize their ideas and develop these devices.



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