Jim Davis

Manager, Infrastructure Services

The Data Science Institute (DSI) provides a wide range of professional system administration services to our partners, and Jim is Manager of Infrastructure Services. DSI works with collaborators’ requirements to find cost-effective computer equipment for storing data, computations, and desktop use; either with vendors like Dell, HP, and Thinkmate or building low-cost servers ourselves. Jim and staff can help you navigate University purchasing requirements and follow up with vendors if your equipment needs repair. Servers can be sited in one of our two secure machine rooms, or in your own facility.

DSI staff can install and upgrade Linux, Windows or Apple operating systems and monitor system and network performance. We have extensive experience with web servers and database systems and installing software for the life sciences. We can back up instruments, desktops, or servers to local disk or cloud. We can configure systems to meet project and University security requirements, and fix security problems if there is a break-in.