Systems and Services
The Center for Research Computing (CRC) supports a shared KU Community Cluster for multidisciplinary research, housed in the NIH funded Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) data center, located in Nichols Hall, with an environmental and electrical infrastructure designed to accommodate current and future computing requirements.
Modeled after the KU Community cluster, the Hawk cluster support Individually identifiable health information that is used in research but that is not associated with or derived from a healthcare service event is considered research health information (RHI), or research identifiable data.
The Extreme Scale Engineering and Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is an NSF-funded service that provides computing resources to institutions across the country.
Cloud-based system that uses Microsoft Azure cloud to meet the appropriate standards for each sponsored-research effort.
The High Performance Cluster Storage is directly attached to the KU Community Cluster and Hawk. This highly parallel file system allows for high throughput and fast read and writes to serve the needs of the clusters.
Research File Storage (ResFS) provides easily accessible file sharing services to KU research projects, research groups and service labs. Any tenure track faculty member, designated research center, department or principal investigator on a research grant can purchase ResFS storage.
Research Archive Storage (RAS) provides large-scale storage and backup to high-density tape for infrequently accessed data. It is meant for unused, set-aside data that still needs to be stored. Any tenure-track faculty, principal investigator on a research grant, designated research center or department can purchase RAS.
Globus is a robust web platform file transfer service designed to move large sets of data across the world. Globus can also be used to share data to anyone from any research storage platform or personal desktop. CRC provides this service through the 100Gb Science DMZ network.
The software modules environment is used to manage your software environment. Unlike a traditional computer, software needs to be loaded in your environment before it is ready to use. This simplifies the management of environment variables associated with various software packages.
Center for Research Computing can help with any questions pertaining to storage solutions on campus for data management inquires. KU Libraries specializes in providing guidance and services for the entire data management workflow.
Training sessions are offered periodically on a wide range of topics including new user training, advanced cluster controls, software, and storage systems. One on one and classroom training is also available. Previous recorded training sessions available.