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Research Computing Services

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Advanced Computing

Information Technology Services is working to provide multiple advanced computing tools to meet the needs of faculty and student researchers.  Below are tools both available now and tools that are still in development.  The Research Computing Services group will help you with all of these tools to make the most of your data.

AMAZON WEB SERVICES (available now)

  • Access to nearly limitless hardware resources (storage, CPU, GPU)
  • Amazon team dedicated to universities to help architect your project and get you up and running
  • Vast array of software licenses to use or you can transfer your license to them
  • Only pay for the processing time you use
  • Very competitive fee schedule

ADVANCED COMPUTING FACILITY (available now)

  • Coalition of Tennessee universities combining their advanced computing hardware at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Initial purchase of two million core processing hours has been purchased
  • Pilot project will begin soon
  • World-class staff to handle hardware and help researchers get projects run successfully

BOINC - BERKLEY OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK COMPUTING (in development)

  • Open-source application to utilize the idle processors of on-campus computers
  • Potentially thousands of processors available
  • Capabilities focused on CPU-oriented data initially; GPU-oriented work to be added in the future
  • Completely free to the researcher and very low cost to university
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