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Research Computing

Information Technology staff assist and provide support for faculty, students and researchers in different areas of research computing including:

  • Grant proposal preparations
  • Data Management plans
  • Hardware and software acquisition specifications
  • Vendor communication and pricing
  • Hardware setup and software installation
  • Server and Storage Hosting
  • Virtual Machines Hosting
  • Performance tuning and monitoring
  • Linux and Windows systems administration and configuration

Marshall University has joined Internet2®, the advanced networking consortium. Through its membership, the university’s students, faculty and staff will have access to Internet2’s premier, ultrafast nationwide network which connects research and educational institutions in the U.S. and interconnects with international research networks worldwide.

Marshall’s connection to the Internet2 Network is made possible through a partnership with OARnet, Ohio’s statewide research and education network, and Merit, Michigan’s statewide research and education network and an Internet2 Connector organization.

Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. By bringing research and academia together with technology leaders from industry, government and the international community, Internet2 promotes collaboration and innovation that has a fundamental impact on the future of the Internet.

For more information about Internet2, please visit their website by Clicking here.

MU partners with Ohio Supercomputing Center to provide cost-effective research computing options. Researchers can create an account and request a budget here: Sign in to osc

Services available at OSC:

Cluster Computing: A fully scalable center with mid-range machines to match those found at National Science Foundation centers and other national labs.

Research Data Storage:  High-performance, large capacity data storage spaces along with others that are perfect for a wide variety of research data.

Research Software Engineering:  Deep expertise in developing and deploying software that runs efficiently and correctly on large scale cluster computing platforms.

Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning:  OSC provides hardware and software services to support AI, ML and data analytical need for our clients. Data-intensive workloads can be supported with OSC’s high-performance computing frameworks that consist of many programming languages, interactive computing with OnDemand, and parallel computing.

OSC Price Sheet

Research Computing Facilities 

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