Research Computing

Research computing is complex and multi-faceted, incorporating a variety of resources and models. These can include high-performance computing, stand-alone computation systems, cloud computing, and more.

Below is a collection of some of the resources available to you at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Research Computing.

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High-Performance Computing

High-performance computers have become essential to research in many disciplines across the Illinois campus, from astronomy to biology to chemistry on through the alphabet to zoology. 

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

Cloud Computing

According to the official National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition:

cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

View a simplified explanation of Cloud Computing.

Technology Services
Amazon Web Services
Technology Services
Google Cloud Platform
Technology Services
Microsoft Azure
Training at Scholarly Commons

Training Resources

Research Computing Consulting