Research Computing is part of the Computer Network Center (CNC) and Purdue School of Engineering and provides service and support to researchers and students within the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. Part of the responsibility of Research Computing is to collaborate and assist in utilization of UITS resources.A list of the services available can be found below. Many of the services provided are available to researchers at little or no cost to them.
For help from Research Computing, please fill out a support request form. This helps your request to be routed to the correct people needed to help you.
We have created a web page listing various help documents from KB pages, tutorials, and similar information below.For people who are just starting out to use a new service, we highly recommend a once over of the content under that service listing on that page. Additionally, there are a few links to web based tutorials for those who need to review their skills or learn them for the first time.
The following services and resources are made available from CNC or UITS to help researchers.
Systems that provide ways of displaying information
Data visualization assistance in 2D and 3D
Haptic devices (sterographic display with tactile feedback)
Backing Up Research Data to the Scholarly Data Archive
All research data must be backed up to the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA). While CNC makes every effort to ensure data is reliably stored and protected, hardware failure, accidently user deletion, file corruption and other disasters can and do occur.CNC recommends backing up your data at minimumonce per month.You may do it more frequently if you create new data often or after each large run or project.
The Indiana University Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) provides extensive capacity (approximately 42 PB of tape overall) for storing and accessing research data. The SDA is a distributed storage service co-located at IU data centers in Bloomington and Indianapolis, providing IU researchers with large-scale archival or near-line data storage, arranged in large files, with automatic off-site copies of data for disaster recovery.The SDA is a tape-based system, unsuitable for real-time editing in general. It is also highly recommended to send one larger file rather than several smaller file using ‘tar’ (Linux) or ‘zip’ (Windows).