Working with CUNY Computing and Information Services (CUNY CIS) and the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), CIDR offers hardware, software and data services support to its associates, affiliates, and fellows. With an account obtained through the computing director, researchers can access CIDR’s resources both onsite at its Baruch College offices, and remotely via VPN.
Generally no approval beyond a CUNY/Baruch ID is required, and the administrative and computing directors are available to assist researchers who want to access CIDR’s resources
Workstation computers are available to researchers on a scheduled basis at CIDR’s offices. All computers are equipped with a suite of CUNY and CIDR licensed software including: SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, Mathematica, Maple, ArcGIS, and QGIS. Windows 7 is the predominant operating system on CIDR workstations, but Linux and Mac OS support is also available.
All workstations are connected to color printers capable of printing in nearly all sizes, including posters.
File and Application Servers
CIDR maintains a file server with space dedicated to individual users, collaborative projects, and archival data storage. Authorized users can access this server remotely via VPN or secure FTP.
An application server offers additional computing resources in the form of virtual machines which may be accessed locally or remotely. These can be customized to suit individual user preferences, and used for computationally intensive operations, or jobs that need to run independently overnight or longer. Windows or Linux VM’s are supported.