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RESEARCH COMPUTING NEWS 2000
Please check here often for updated news and information on research computing.
December 8, 2000
The Bridgestation server has been upgraded to version 6.3.3 and the connection to it has been upgraded to T1 line this morning. One of the servers, bridge-nt1(126.96.36.199), has been disconnected due to the upgrade. This should have no impact on your computer's connection to Bridge. If you notice any problem or could not get access Bridge, please let Jim Guo know.
The new version 6.3.3 has more elegant graphic displays than the previous one, and some enhancements on the existing applications. If you want to get an upgrade on your local machine, contact Jim Guo.
The bridge-nt1 should be removed from your Bridge configuration.
Click Start, choose Programs, go to Bridge applications, then click on bridge config (or server config, depending on what version of bridge you are using). Highlight bridge-nt1.kellogg,northwestern.edu (or 188.8.131.52), click on the "remove" button, then click OK.
December 7, 2000
Stata version 7 has been released. Highlights include additional survival analysis and panel data techniques, and nested logits (among others).
Please read all the details about new features in Stata 7 and pricing options in the following web page:
September 14, 2000
First Call Password has been changed effective September 11, 2000. The new password has been posted at First Call.
September 4, 2000
New Skew3 Server:
The new UNIX server for Kellogg research computing, known as Skew3, is up running. We are now creating skew3 user accounts, and will be retiring skew2 at the end of October. The following is a brief description of skew3 hardware, software, databases and accounts.
1. What is skew3
2. Requesting a skew3 account
We are not migrating all skew2 accounts to skew3. To be eligible for a skew3 account, you must be a current faculty member or Ph.D student at Kellogg, or appropriately sponsored by a Kellogg faculty member. See details under policies on www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/kis/research/
To request a skew3 account, please go to http://skew3.kellogg.northwestern.edu and fill out the online request. It may take up to 5 business days to get your account ready.
After you receive your account information, you can start moving files from skew2 to skew3 through ftp. If you need the system administrator's help in moving your files, please include your request or questions when you fill out the account creation request.
3. Skew3 quotas
The standard file quota for each user is 100 MB. Users may request an increased quota by submitting a written explanation and justification to Jim Guo. 4. Software and databases on skew3 a. Software Statistical software packages available on skew2 are reinstalled on skew3. For more information, please go to www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/kis/research and choose Application/UNIX b. Databases All current databases on skew2 under /data were copied to skew3 under /kellogg/data.
Email should be done primarily through your standard email account provided by the university on merle, casbah, hecky or lulu. Your skew3 email account should not be used as your primary email account, since this server is dedicated to research computing only. The quota for email messages on skew3 is 20 MB. If you need assistance converting your university email account to primary, please let me know.
I am also going to update the research computing website to reflect these changes. Please visit http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/researchcomputing for details. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact me or send email.
August 19, 2000
Datastream's online support is available to Kellogg users. The support website
has various documentation and examples for researchers who are using datastream.
For access information, please click
July 19, 2000
The Northwestern University community is the beneficiary of several new databases courtesy of the statewide IDAL and Illinet projects. Of particular note this year is that two of these new databases provide selected full-text articles from the Chicago Tribune, something we have been without for over a year.
From IDAL (Illinois Digial Academic Library) we have:
Academic Search Elite
Business Source Elite
Health Source Plus
In addition to basic keyword searching options, all these databases offer a natural language search, an advanced search, and browseable and searchable indexes of subject headings and journal titles. Search results may be printed, downloaded to a text file, or sent via email.
From Illinet, we again have access to a large collection of OCLC FirstSearch databases, including WorldCat, Wilson Select Full Text, and ArticleFirst. The selection was renewed by the state library for another year. In addition, we also have access to:
Enjoy searching in these new databases.
June 21, 2000
As you may already know, many academic journals and working paper series (like NBER working paper) have provided online fulltext downloading services. Many of economic and business related journals that NWU subscribes to are available through library databases called Electronic Journals.
Some more online journals are available through Research Computing databases through
in the last section of Databases.
Please check these resources first when you look for a specific journal
May 22, 2000
Robertson Stephens have issued ten more accounts. click here.
May 18, 2000
Kellogg School has been granted access to security research reports from Robertson Stephens thanks to Jagdeep Sahni and Peter Lee. Myresearch.com from Robertson Stephens provides you with the benefit of viewing up-to-the-minute equity research as it is published daily on its website.
For aceess information, please click here.
New research computing webpage is up and moved to http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/kis/research/index.htm
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