When you can't perform your research in a reasonable amount of time with the resources you have on hand, it is time to discover HPC.
High Performance Computing Services, available through NC State's Office of Information Technology (OIT), provides entry and intermediate level computing resources and consulting support for research and instruction.
Any faculty member can request a project on the HPC at no charge. Faculty may also request a temporary HPC project specific to a course number and section.
Graduate students, postdocs, and other collaborators must be added to a project by the faculty PI. Undergraduates or non-thesis master's students who are not working in a research group with a faculty advisor, and not registered for a course using HPC may request trial access through an arrangement with the NC State University Libraries. Here is the application form to request access.
IT staff may request to be added to the HPC Support group. Directors of Core Facilities or other university group leaders may also request an HPC project. Please contact HPC to discuss the details of an HPC project for the group.
To get started:
If the idea of HPC is intimidating, please note that one of the services of OIT's HPC group is user support and training.
We currently have:
HPC staff are not domain experts and do not know every software package, but they can give you advice on:
So take a look at what OIT-HPC has to offer and schedule a consultation any time.