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

  • Grant proposal praparations
  • Data Management plans
  • Hardware and software acquisition specifications
  • Vendor communication and pricing
  • Hardware setup and software installation
  • Performance tuning and monitoring
  • Linux and Windows systems administration and configuration



The Marshall University Data Center measures (1800) square feet in area and is equipped with a raised floorsystem and two (2) CRAC’s with a total capacity of 56 Tons. The data center supports six (5) rows of equipmentcabinets of moderate equipment density. The facility is located in an interior room centrally located close to centerof the 4th floor. The room is equipped with three (3) door sets located throughout the room. The doors are wellsealed to prevent air infiltration. Windows are present along the external walls of the data center.The 4th floor area was built on a raised floor with the sole purpose of expansion of the Data Center’s overallfootprint. It is estimated that the Data Center occupies only 25% of the raised floor area.

IT offers hosting services to Marshall University community including physical, virtual servers and HPC hardware.