Research Computing Services — RCS

Research Computing Services (RCS), a team within CUIT's Research Services department, is responsible for providing technology resources to support Columbia's researchers and the University's mission to be a leading driver of research, innovation and the advancement of knowledge.

The Research Computing Services team hosts a number of workshops to help you get the most out of our high performance computing (HPC) clusters. Additionally, our HPC Engineers hold an Open Lab the first Monday of every month for those who have unique questions. Download our handout on our service portfolio and workshop/training opportunities to share our offerings with your team or department!

Training Workshops: Recordings from Spring 2024

The HPC and RCS teams offered a series of targeted trainings to help Columbia's researchers get the most out of our research services.

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ACCESS test allocations on NSF's HPC

ACCESS (Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support) is an NSF-funded, nationwide collection of HPC systems (including CPU, GPU, and cloud compute) available to researchers through merit-based allocations. The resources are free, but the application process can be competitive, so it's recommended to explore the tool first using Columbia's test allocation.

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    Upcoming Trainings/Workshops & Video Library

    RCS organizes trainings and workshops, and highlights other learning opportunities from Columbia. We also have a growing video library of recorded sessions available on-demand. We are always working to share knowledge and vendor expertise with Columbia's researchers, feel free to email us at [email protected] with any suggested topics.

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    HPC Open Lab

    Is computer processing time holding back your work? Are your projects running into the limits of your machine’s capacities? HPC delivers more efficiency and accuracy than your typical workstation by aggregating computing power, allowing you to run more complex experiments and solve larger problems. Register to learn more. Staff from Research Computing Services are on call to help with projects, general questions, or just to get started!

    Cloud Computing

    RCS offers cloud research computing consulting upon request, alongside hosting workshops.

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    Introduction to Cloud Computing for Research

    Overview of the cloud environment and foundational concepts around cloud computing. 

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    High Performance Computing on GCP

    Use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to accelerate your research at Columbia.