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College of Arts & Sciences
Computing and Information Technology


We provide a variety of support and services related to our resources including:

  • Consultation

The Research Computing Center provide consultation services that include: Strategic planning, Hardware or software recommendations, Statistical services, Web Services, Database design and development, Scientific applications, Parallel computing resources and Visualization applications.

  • Grant Support

The Research Computing Center will assist principal investigators at various stages of grant preparation, providing information about guaranteed computing and storage resources, writing the computational sections of proposals, quoting, and hardware and software recommendation. RCC may be able to support your grant application with

  1. a letter of commitment guaranteeing the availability of hosting facilities, computer hardware, storage, system administration, and consultant time,
  2. customized content for your Data Management Plan that considers your research project needs and RCC services,
  3. agreements with set prices and dates for the acquisition and management of research computing hardware.

These requests will be handled on an individual basis. Contact for more information.

  • Tutorials, and Training

RCC together with other USC institutes offers documenation, tutorials and hands-on workshops on monthly bases. Topics presented cover: Introduction to Linux, Introduction to MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC, Introduction to Python, Introduction to GPU programming, and more. Please contact us with any questions, requests, or special training needs.

  • Research Storage and Data Services

RCC has procured a large storage system providing researchers a centrally managed research storage infrastructure for replicating and backing up their research data.

  • Computing Lab

RCC will provide hosting facilties including networking, cooling, spacing and system administration in our computing lab. Check with RCC staff for policy.