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Research Computing Support


We can help you analyze your research data on your own personal computer, for which we provide much research software. If you’re considering purchasing a new computer for research, we recommend getting one with at least 16 GB of memory.

OIT’s Apps@UT server is pre-loaded with research software. That server provides you with 50 GB of long-term storage (also available on your personal computer as a mapped drive via T-Storage), 40 GB of main memory, 6 CPU cores, GPU accelerators and, by special request, can run jobs for more than 24 hours. For many popular analyses, this system can analyze 50 million records in around a minute. Although the software is for Windows, you can easily control it from a Mac or a tablet computer. To use it, simply log on here with your UT NetID.

If you require more power, you can lease a Virtual Machine (VM), which is the equivalent to your own dedicated single server, with as many resources (CPUs, GPUs, storage) as you can afford. It includes features such as:

  • High Availability via host failover
  • Enterprise Host Equipment
  • Enterprise level SAN storage
  • Enterprise Datacenter Security, Power, and Cooling
  • VM level Snapshots (User driven) and automated storage array level Snapshots
  • Hot-Add for CPUs, Memory, Storage (i.e. changes can be made without shutting the machine down).

If you need still more power, the High Performance & Scientific Computing team offers the ISAAC compute cluster. For help with high performance and scientific computing services, ISAAC Open Enclave and ISAAC Secure Enclave, visit High Performance & Scientific Computing.