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. No self-help guide or IT professional can tell you what resources you'll need to satisfy your computing requirements. Our goal with this document is to help you to narrow the scope of items that may be helpful to your research by eliminating those that will NOT be helpful.
The chart below compares a small sample of research computing services at Illinois. A more complete list can be found through the Research IT Portal.
If none of the computing resources listed below meet your needs, Engineering IT is available to help create and support a solution tailored to your project’s computing requirements. Just email engrit-help [at] illinois.edu to get started.
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- 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).
Questions about this topic? Don't see what you're looking for?
Email engrit-help [at] illinois.edu, call the Help Desk at 217-333-1313, or contact your primary IT support professional.