Big Data Analytics
The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) offers a number of solutions for researchers who work with big data. Services include access to hardware with large memory, storage for large data sets, and the ability to process data using MapReduce technologies and other analytics software packages.
Cloud Computing for Non-Research
UR-sponsored cloud services for faculty, staff and departments include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) via Microsoft Azure and AWS. Consult your local IT staff regarding cloud use within your unit or department. We are also available to consult regarding technology options.
Cloud Computing for Research
The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) supports UR-Sponsored Cloud services (Azure & AWS) and On-premise High Performance Computing (HPC) for research. Services include centralized billing, UR-negotiated price discounts, training, trouble-shooting, and custom solutions to facilitate your computational research needs.
Computational Science Consulting
Computational scientists at the Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) are trained at the Ph.D. level and serve as translators between domain knowledge and technical expertise in using research computing. They collaborate with investigators on projects, co-author publications, and are often partially funded through grant projects.
The Contract Management Program offers stewardship and consistency for Information Technology (IT) contracts and services as a value-added service.
Host and domain names in the Internet's Domain Name System carry significant marketing and branding value. Third-level host or domain names under rochester.edu are reserved for names of organizational sub-divisions or institution-wide activities/services. All names must be registered with University IT.
Gartner Research Access
University faculty, staff, and students are granted access through the University’s enterprise contract. For faculty, staff and students, Gartner’s research can help validate technology decisions defined in requests for proposals and requests for information. Two popular qualitative data analysis tools — the Magic Quadrant and the Hype Cycle — are especially helpful.
Guest accounts provide a convenient and secure way for guests of the University — such as visiting scholars, special program attendees, and contract employees — to access a variety of online services at the University of Rochester. Active University, URMC and Affiliate Hospital employees can sponsor and manage their guests in the Guest Account System.
Integrated Online Research Administration (IORA)
IORA is a comprehensive suite of software solutions capable of managing various research functions. This system replaced the previous grants database, UR-Coeus. It is the repository for all Funded and Unfunded grant agreements. IORA is part of a larger, institution-wide Research Administration Systems Modernization Plan.
Remote Access (VPN)
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is used to access restricted University resources from off campus through a secured Internet connection. Faculty, staff, and students with a current, active relationship with the University can use VPN. University resources that do not require VPN to access remotely include email, SharePoint, and most library resources.
The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) provides researchers with access to two high-performance computing systems: Blue Hive Linux cluster and the Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. The systems host nearly 600 applications and libraries and more than 2 petabytes of storage for a wide variety of academic disciplines.
University-wide Research Resources
Researchers require technical assistance, aid with grant writing, understanding University and research policies and resources that are available through their department, school or center. The Office of the Vice President for Research has an extensive list of research resources and current information on guidance directly related to grant requirements.
The VISTA Collaboratory is a visualization lab equipped with an interactive display wall that is connected to supercomputers. Capable of rendering massive data sets in real time, it provides an immersive environment to visualize and analyze complex data. Remove visualization is also available, allowing you to visualize data on Blue Hive and view it on your personal computer.