Ivy is a secure computing environment for researchers consisting of virtual machines (Linux and Windows). Researchers can use Ivy to process and store sensitive data with the confidence that the environment is secure and meets HIPAA or CUI requirements.
Are you submitting a grant proposal and need standard information about UVA research computing environments? Get it here. Overview Ivy consists of both virtual computing environments and secure storage. In order to obtain access to either system, users must 1. Submit an account request, 2. Complete the Information Security Awareness Training, and 3. Ensure their personal computer meets all High Security VPN requirements.
Perl Our VMs have Perl 5.16.3 available as part of the base linux VM. Licensed as open source under the GPL, it is most often used to develop mission critical software, and has excellent integration with markup languages such as HTML, XML, amongst others. Since it is both Object Oriented as well as procedural, it could be used within a multitude of programming projects. It includes built in database integration via its DBI module. Other than DBI, it has thousands of modules, making it one of the most extensible languages. Due to its interpreted nature, Perl is similar to Python and would be easy to understand for those familiar with Python.