High-Performance Computing (HPC) generally refers to the practice of aggregating computing power in a way that delivers much higher performance than one could get out of a typical, single desktop computer or workstation to solve large problems in science, engineering, or business.
OIT has two HPC environments, collectively known as ISAAC, Infrastructure for Scientific Applications and Advanced Computing, that specialize in scientific research. Our High Performance and Scientific Computing (HPSC) team provides various services, including system administration support, scientific computing support, documentation, training, software installation and maintenance, research proposal consultation, and more.
ISAAC is comprised of two distinct HPC environments to support high performance & scientific computing: the ISAAC Secure Enclave for research with sensitive information and the ISAAC Open Enclave for research not involving any sensitive information.
If you have any questions about ISAAC, submit your questions to the team through the OIT Service Portal.