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ACCRE Website

Screenshot-2018-5-5 ACCRE Vanderbilt University

In 2017, I started working at Vanderbilt Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE), the high performance computing center at Vanderbilt. ACCRE provides computing services to researchers in a wide variety of fields, from genetics and evolution to black holes. I was brought on board to develop a new version of their website which would be easier to navigate and more helpful to new users. I started out by conducting usability tests, sending out a survey to current users, and collecting analytical data on the previous website, which helped me to organize the website more efficiently,. To make the website more engaging, I have also included testimonials from ACCRE users, a virtual tour of the cluster facility, helpful pages for getting started, and a “cheat sheet” with the most common server commands.¬†The new website is built to meet Vanderbilt’s web design standards.

The website is available at

Looking ahead, my plan is to build an internal user account management system to give ACCRE staff members control in managing users of the server.