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.
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.
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.
- The University of Chicago has put together a brief glossary of terms used in research computing.
- If you are new to Illinois Campus Cluster, these video tutorials may help you get started.
- If you are new to research computing in general, HPC University offers an Introduction to HPC and Supercomputing and many other courses.
- For hands-on workshops, Computational Science and Engineering offers training in a variety of areas to help you make the most of whatever resources you use.
- Additional resources can be found at Lynda.com (free to University of Illinois users, but login first here).