its: research computing

The mission of ITS Research Technologies is to facilitate cost-effective access to IT resources for the research community at CWRU, including high performance computing services, system administration services, database design and programming services, and pre-award IT consultation. Our organization is prepared to engage with faculty in technologies as they emerge at CWRU and incorporate them into the suite of centrally supported services.

Click here to view the new Research Computing Brochure.
If you are interested in including information about ITS Advanced Research Computing in a research proposal, see the data management section of this website.

High Performance Computing
Computationally intensive research is supported through the operation of a continuously growing high performance computing cluster based on Dell PowerEdge servers with Intel processors and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Specifications of the cluster can be found here. Operation of the facility is guided by usage policies endorsed by the Advisory Committee on Research Technologies.

Faculty who are interested in using the resource should download and complete the HPC Application form. Please contact for additional information.

Research Database Services
ITS Research Technologies provides database design and programming services that enable researchers to produce sound data management plans and create secure, effective systems based on Oracle Application Express (APEX). Because the APEX service is entirely Web-based, there is no need to purchase specialized hardware or software, and it can be used on any computer with a Web browser.

ITS Research Technologies can assist faculty and researchers with data visualizations tasks to be performed on the high performance computing system. Users of visualization tools have the option to use the visualization wall at the Kelvin Smith Library. This service is offered by Information Technology Services to support the research computing and high performance computing services at the university. For additional information, please contact the ITS High Performance Computing team at

Data Management
This site has been created to assist researchers with planning for and executing the complex task of data management for sponsored projects. Here you will find both university and outside resources and recommendations regarding data management.

Learn more about XSEDE, an open scientific discovery infrastructure funded by the National Science Foundation to support computationally and data intensive research, and its application for CWRU researchers.

Lecture Series
ITS Research Technologies sponsors top researchers and practitioners in computationally intensive research, data-intensive research, visualization and other areas related to its activities and mission.

Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee on Research Technologies advises ITS on strategic issues related to the support of the CWRU research community's IT-related needs.

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