As part of a new IT reorganization, a new group specializing on Advanced Research Support is being created.
This group’s mission is to understand, document and troubleshoot complex research instrumentation setups that involve interfacing with computer hardware and software. Because of similarities in the technology employed, this group can also help with the setup of teaching labs that have similar interfacing requirements. Lastly, this group will also be able to assist with research software development efforts, short of doing actual development itself. This support ranges from education into software engineering basics to assistance parallelizing code and tuning software performance.