“OIT’s Data Science resources proved invaluable for efficiently doing my “Renewable Energy Grid Data Analysis” project because (1) it allowed me to collaborate with team members by securely sharing our 25 GB data set (2) all team members had effortless access to the data set on NCSU’s VCL cloud (3) I was able to reserve a node beefy enough to manipulate the data effortlessly and (4) we enjoyed fast upload/download speeds.  We used SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS Enterprise Guide for our analysis.  Using OIT’s resources was a big change from clogging up my laptop with data sets and software, and waiting hours for analysis, instead of seconds.  The OIT DataScience staff were very attentive in getting us set up.”

Leo Howell, Assistant Director, Information Security Risk & Assurance HIPAA Security Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), North Carolina State University