ITaP Newsroom

Here you can find the latest news about ITaP services and events. For outage information, visit our critical services dashboard.

Latest from the Newsroom

January `22

Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication required for West Lafayette faculty and staff email starting in February 2022

January 18, 2022

Starting in February 2022, all West Lafayette faculty and staff will be required to use Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication as part of the security measures for protecting their @purdue.edu email.

December `21

SharePoint maintenance outage scheduled for Dec. 27-30

December 13, 2021

Campus SharePoint 2013 sites will be unavailable from 12 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27 through midnight on Thursday, Dec. 30, to undergo critical maintenance.

Planning to get a new phone? Make sure to set up BoilerKey self-recovery before you go shopping for one

December 08, 2021

November `21

Help identify phishing attacks: Report suspicious emails using Outlook tools

November 24, 2021

Faculty, staff and students can all report questionable emails with a simple click of a button – allowing security staff to combat the onslaught of malicious messages that could allow cybercriminals to access information like bank account numbers, academic and health data, and more.

Protect your email, help end phishing attacks: Microsoft MFA to be required soon

November 10, 2021

Setting up MFA not only helps protect your own personal and professional information but should also drastically reduce the phishing attacks appearing in your inbox. In 2021, the West Lafayette campus has experienced over 4,200 compromised accounts, more than double the number in 2019. Most of the compromised accounts started with someone clicking a link in a phishing email.

October `21

Research Computing scientist co-PI on $15 million NSF Institute

October 28, 2021

Research Computing senior research scientist Carol Song is the co-principal investigator on a five year $15 million award from the National Science Foundation establishing a new institute for geospatial data-driven scientific research. The institute is part of the NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea, which is a national effort to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will address fundamental questions at the frontiers of science and engineering.

Purdue research team develops machine learning framework to describe complex catalyst surfaces using Gilbreth, Halstead clusters

October 28, 2021

Purdue chemical engineers have used Research Computing community clusters to develop a machine learning framework that creates various structural models of how a catalyst, aiding a chemical reaction, might be transformed under the reaction environment.

CAAV conference happening at Purdue next week

October 27, 2021

Purdue’s Envision Center will host the sixth annual Campus Alliance for Advanced Visualization (CAAV) conference on Nov. 1-4. Laura Theademan, senior operations manager for the Envision Center, is the conference chair.

Microsoft workshops offered for Teams, OneDrive and Bookings

October 21, 2021

ITaP is partnering with Microsoft to host a series of webinars to help users get the most out of using Microsoft Teams, Bookings and OneDrive. 

Purdue email to require Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication to enhance account security

October 08, 2021

West Lafayette faculty, staff and students are encouraged to add second layer of security to their email and Office 365 accounts now, but security tool will soon be required for all users.

Microsoft workshops scheduled for October

October 04, 2021

ITaP is partnering with Microsoft to host a series of webinars to help users get the most out of using Microsoft Teams and OneDrive. 

September `21

Microsoft workshops scheduled for September

September 14, 2021

ITaP is partnering with Microsoft to host a series of webinars to help users get the most out of using Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and Bookings.  

Envision Center helps professor study how memories form with virtual reality for mice

September 08, 2021

A Purdue research term worked with the Envision Center to design a virtual reality environment for mice that they could use to study how memories form.

ITaP status page offers information about service disruptions and scheduled maintenance

September 03, 2021

ITaP’s "service status" page provides up-to-date information related to service disruptions, scheduled maintenance, and other issues affecting IT-related service offerings for the West Lafayette and regional campuses.

August `21

Purdue partnership gives students, faculty and staff access to latest technology research

August 27, 2021

ITaP has partnered with Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, to provide students, staff and faculty with the latest technology research and resources.

Career account files to be inaccessible Sept. 4 from 4 to 10 p.m.

August 23, 2021

Update: Due to scheduling conflicts, the maintenance scheduled for this weekend is being rescheduled to a future date. There is no planned interruption of service for Sept. 4.

Research Computing playing leading role in $2 million sustainability project

August 19, 2021

Research Computing is playing a leading role in the Global to Local Analysis of Systems Sustainability (GLASSNET) project, a collaborative effort to address sustainability issues related to land and water use that is funded by a $2 million award from the NSF.

Geddes composable cloud platform advancing science through national computing network

August 17, 2021

Purdue’s new cloud-based composable platform, Geddes, is one of the top resources used by researchers on the Open Science Grid’s (OSG) Open Science Pool, a collection of computing resources available to researchers across the country.

July `21

Career account files to be inaccessible Aug. 7 from 4 to 10 p.m.

July 29, 2021

Maintenance is scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, to the career account infrastructure. During this time, users should avoid accessing their career account files and department file shares and may have difficulty logging into labs and other supported workstations.

Summer technology upgrades means instructors should visit their classroom before the first day of fall class

July 29, 2021

Classroom upgrades include updated computers, more webcams, new projectors, new audio systems and new touch-screen controls. Instructors are encouraged to visit their classroom before the start of the fall semester to become familiar with the latest technology changes.

Math data centers scheduled maintenance outage this Saturday

July 26, 2021

Power work scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and last throughout the day. Users should prepare by shutting down their systems.

Purdue-led workshop series produces report on best practices for regulated research data

July 15, 2021

Purdue to host visualization conference this fall

July 14, 2021

Skype for Business to be retired July 31

July 02, 2021

The messaging tool Skype for Business is set to be retired at the end of July as Microsoft transitions the service to Teams.

June `21

Password and BoilerKey changes unavailable Saturday morning, July 10

June 30, 2021

Cisco Jabber update coming June 28

June 22, 2021

Envision Center VR app teaches residential construction safety

June 21, 2021

Reminder: Re-boot computer to receive alert notifications

June 08, 2021

An update to the Alertus emergency response notification system took place in late May, and users who have not had their University-supported computers connected to the Purdue network should reboot their machines.

Research Computing expanding GPU capabilities to meet researchers’ AI needs

June 01, 2021

May `21

Purdue research team using community clusters to track COVID-19 variants and malaria

May 21, 2021

University computers to receive update to Alertus notification system

May 12, 2021

An update to the Alertus emergency response notification system is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 22, and users will need to reboot their computers to ensure that they can continue to receive emergency notifications.

April `21

ITaP community cluster used to model enterovirus antibodies

April 21, 2021

Envision Center app helps train future nurses

April 21, 2021

Worried about unwanted Zoom guests? Follow these security best practices

April 15, 2021

Prevention is the best way to weed out unwanted guests in Zoom meetings. Take control of your classes, online events and meetings with these Zoom security best practices.

Machine learning tool for astronomical data deluge developed on Brown community cluster

April 12, 2021

February `21

Database update scheduled for Feb. 27

February 26, 2021

Beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, ITaP will be updating multiple databases which affects access to a number of services.

Early user program to connect researchers, educators with Anvil supercomputer

February 25, 2021

Deadline to apply for early user program for Anvil, Purdue’s new NSF Category I large capacity computational research platform, is April 30. A webinar for those interested in applying will be held March 12.

Users may need to reset wireless devices after March 4 update to network

February 24, 2021

A network update to the PAL 3.0 and Eduroam wireless networks is scheduled to take place at 11 p.m. on March 4, and users may need to reset their wireless devices to access the network.

Purdue selected as one of five Microsoft Azure HPC and AI Collaboration Centers

February 23, 2021

Microsoft announced today that Purdue will be one of five inaugural Microsoft Azure HPC and AI Collaboration Centers. Purdue will demonstrate best practices for using Microsoft’s Azure HPC cloud computing platform to augment on-campus supercomputers, including Purdue’s flagship Anvil system.

Microsoft workshops scheduled for October

February 1-, 2021

ITaP is partnering with Microsoft to host a series of webinars to help users get the most out of using Microsoft Teams and OneDrive. 

Purdue team develops powerful new machine learning technique using Gilbreth community cluster

February 05, 2021

A Purdue team has used the Gilbreth community cluster operated by ITaP Research Computing to develop a new algorithm that uses the power of multiple GPU nodes to accelerate the training time of machine learning models.

Apple wants you to change your @purdue.edu Apple ID? The request is legitimate.

February 05, 2021

Apple users have until March 6 to update their Apple ID and recovery email address or risk losing the ability to use their Apple ID. The change is necessary as Purdue and Apple implement a “federated” system that will make it easier to set up and share Apple devices for classroom and other purposes.

January `21

Password and BoilerKey changes unavailable Saturday morning, Jan. 30

January 28, 2021

From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, Jan. 30, the password and BoilerKey services will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

COVID-19 scams persist and some students are falling for them: What to look for and how to avoid being phished

January 22, 2021

Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we communicate with peers and colleagues. Here are the top 5 email scams at Purdue and how to avoid getting duped.

Microsoft Teams to replace Skype for Business on Jan. 30 for Purdue West Lafayette users

January 15, 2021

Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business in favor of Microsoft Teams. ITaP began retiring Skype on Jan. 16 on machines supported by CSDS; devices supported by local IT departments will see Skype uninstalled on Jan. 30.

Zoom – Important Changes for Spring Semester

January 14, 2021

A new agreement between Purdue and the video conferencing service Zoom will allow all faculty, staff and students to access the platform’s education-level account for the spring 2021.

January `21

Career account files to be inaccessible Sept. 4 from 4 to 10 p.m.

January 91, 2021

Update: Due to scheduling conflicts, the maintenance scheduled for this weekend is being rescheduled to a future date. There is no planned interruption of service for Sept. 4.

August `20