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Office of Research Computing

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The Office of Research Computing advances computationally driven research by supporting computational facilities and architectures at the cutting edge of advanced computing. The office consists of the Center for Research Computing (CRC) and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

The Center for Research Computing plays a vital role in furthering the productivity, innovation, and impact of Pitt research by collaborating with faculty in applying leading-edge computing to their work. CRC is a unique resource for disciplines that include engineering, chemistry, genomics, and linguistics, as well as economics, business, history, and political science. CRC’s research faculty consultants enable uncomplicated access to advanced computing by technically supporting computational facilities, architectures, and software, in addition to conducting training workshops and offering individual instruction.

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint computational research center with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt faculty collaborate with PSC on a wide range of advanced computing topics, including such recent examples as the study of genetic mutations to understand the development of disease; the exploration and mapping of anatomy, down to the cellular level; the design of advanced materials to reduce pollution and improve industrial processes; and the digitizing of historical documents to expand our understanding of growth and development in western Pennsylvania. 

Computing Clusters & Resources

H2P (Hail to Pitt) is the main cluster at the Center for Research Computing, supporting high-performance computing modes such as MPI, SMP, GPU, and VIZ.

Trainings & Workshops

Browse a list of all courses offered by CRC throughout the year. You also can download presentation and lecture slides, labs, and other materials from recent courses via your Box account.

User Support

CRC provides technical support as well as information on setting up a user account, allocations, policies, and documentation.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

The PSC, a national leader in supercomputing, provides university, government and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for high-performance computing, communications and data storage available to scientists and engineers nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances the state of the art in high-performance computing, communications and data analytics and offers a flexible environment for solving the largest and most challenging problems in computational science.