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Research Computing

Research Computing

Research Computing Services

The mission of ITS Research Computing is to facilitate cost-effective access to IT resources for the research community at CWRU, including high performance computing services, system administration services, database design and programming services, and pre-award IT consultation. Our organization is prepared to engage with faculty in technologies as they emerge at CWRU and incorporate them into the suite of centrally supported services.

If you are interested in including information about ITS Research Computing in a research proposal, see the data management section of this website.

High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing

Computationally intensive research is supported through the operation of a continuously growing high performance computing cluster based on Dell PowerEdge servers with Intel processors and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Research Database Services

Research Database Services

ITS Research Computing provides database design and programming services that enable researchers to produce sound data management plans and create secure, effective systems based on Oracle Application Express (APEX). Because the APEX service is entirely Web-based, there is no need to purchase specialized hardware or software, and it can be used on any computer with a Web browser.

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Visualization

Visualization

ITS Research Computing can assist faculty & researchers from across the university with data and information visualization support through training, consultation and supported collaboration. Scientific visualization on the high performance computing system and the associated visualization wall at the Kelvin Smith Library is offered by ITS to support the CWRU research computing community.

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Research Storage

Research Storage

Reliable access to data sets is a critical component of the research process. The ITS Research Computing team leverages a highly redundant network attached storage system to offer secure storage solutions for principal investigators.

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Research Networking

Research Networking

Networks serve as the platform for innovation and collaboration. The ITS Research Computing team leverages a redundant enterprise campus network and a research network to offer high-speed solutions for principal investigators.

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Data Management

Data Management

This site has been created to assist researchers with planning for and executing the complex task of data management for sponsored projects. Here you will find both university and outside resources and recommendations regarding data management.

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Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee on Research Technologies advises ITS on strategic issues related to the support of the CWRU research community's IT-related needs.

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