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Center for Integrated Research Computing

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) at the University of Rochester provides researchers across the University with hardware, software, training, and support necessary to utilize computational and data analytics technology in research activities in all areas of academic scholarship.

Photo: J. Adam Fenster.

Research

CIRC supports faculty-led research projects from over 40 departments and centers across the Medical Center and River Campus. As a University-wide program, the Center for Integrated Research Computing fosters and supports a variety of academic disciplines, as well as innovative interdisciplinary and cross-division collaborations. CIRC staff collaborate directly with faculty, departments, and centers in research project preparation and execution.

Events

CIRC hosts a variety of events to discover the wide range of research that is enabled by computation within the University, share computational techniques and methodologies, and gain hands-on experience with new systems and software.

Resources

CIRC offers University researchers state of the art computing technology and software, and currently maintains about 420 teraFLOPS of high performance computing systems, including the University of Rochester's flagship IBM Blue Gene/Q system. CIRC has over 2 petabytes of storage for data-intensive applications.

CIRC provides support for both hardware and software, offering tutorials, frequently asked questions, and email support. Our staff includes computational scientists trained at the doctoral level to work directly with faculty and students to help them apply advanced computing technology to research.