ITS works to promote and enhance research and high-performance computing (HPC) resources and capacities at Lafayette. The Research and HPC team provide both on-campus and web services to support faculty with computationally-intensive research or teaching. These include an on-prem HPC cluster, Jupyter and RStudio services, together with support for research projects, software needs and guidance with leveraging NSF funded resources provided by ACCESS. For more information, or to discuss your research and computational pedagogical needs, please contact Jason Simms (email@example.com).
Computational Cluster and Research Computing Services
General information about Lafayette's high-performance computational cluster and research computing services.
Accessing HPC Systems
Information related to obtaining an account for the cluster, logging into it, copying files to/from it, etc.
An array of software is available for use on the cluster, including Anaconda/Python, Jupyter Notebook, R, Gaussian, Stata, Mathematica, and more. Click here to see the list, as well as instructions for accessing/using them.
The College provides access to Jupyter Notebook environments via Google Colab and JupyterHub, depending on use case.Information on accessing and using Jupyter Resources
Formerly known as RStudio Cloud, Posit is a web-based service that delivers the experience of RStudio in a browser. It is intended for use in courses designed to make use of projects and assignments in R.Information on accessing and using Posit Cloud
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) has concluded formal operations as a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project. Similar services are now operated through the NSF’s follow-on program, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS).Information on accessing and using ACCESS computing resources