Research Computing Services (RCS) serves as Columbia's research community liaison with central Information Technology groups. RCS works closely with other related entities at Columbia, including the Office of Research Initiatives and the Libraries/Information Services, with the shared goal of advancing research at the University.
Current Projects and Services
- RCS coordinates CUIT's centrally-managed High Performance Computing (HPC) service. This service uses HPC clusters located in the Shared Research Computing Facility: the Yeti HPC cluster was launched in October 2013 and is shared by 24 research groups/departments, and the Hotfoot HPC cluster, begun in 2009 and jointly used by faculty and other researchers from 5 research groups/departments.
More about CUIT's HPC service...
- We can arrange to give Columbia researchers access to an allocation on the national XSEDE HPC resource
Contact RCS about XSEDE...
- We provide research computing support for the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC).
More about our Embedded Research Computing Support service...
- We represent Columbia in the national Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) and the Educause ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CCI) working group.
- RCS staff assists with Columbia's Green Data Center initiatives.
RCS is holding a series of workshops this Fall in collaboration with the Libraries.
- Part 1: Introduction to Linux - Thursday, October 8, 2015, 2pm in Studio@Butler, Butler Library Room 208b.
- Part 2: Introduction to Scripting - Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2pm in Studio@Butler, Butler Library Room 208b.
- Part 3: Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) - Thursday, October 22, 2015, 2pm in Studio@Butler, Butler Library Room 208b.
These events are free and open to all Columbia students, faculty, and staff. For more information and to register for an event go to the list of Libraries Workshops.
Other Fee-based Research Computing Resources
We list several fee-based HPC and file storage services in alphabetical order that Columbia researchers may want to investigate on their own. At this time, RCS does not recommend one resource over another or provide support for these external services.
- Amazon Web Services including Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage services
- Columbia University Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (C2B2) colocation and hosting services
- Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing Red Cloud services
- New York State HPC Program: Resources at RPI, Brookhaven
- New York State HPC Consortium: Web-based resources at RPI, Brookhaven, Stony Brook and University at Buffalo
- POD IU: HPC on demand hosted at Indiana University
- San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) Cloud Storage Services
- USC Digital Repository
- Windows Azure