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  • Mission

    Research Computing empowers UVA researchers to achieve more with cutting-edge computational resources. Our support team strives to create innovative solutions for researchers who need help solving complex optimization, parallelization, workflow, and data analysis issues. We build and maintain the University’s best computing platforms while educating the next generation of researchers on the power of advanced computing.
  • Research Standard Storage

    Overview Research Computing offers several budget options for storing public and internal use research data. Information Security at UVA provides details about data sensitivity
    classifications.
    The Research Standard storage provides users with a solution for research data storage and collaboration. Members in the same group have access to a shared directory created by
    the team lead or PI. Group membership can be defined and managed through Grouper (requires VPN connection). Research Standard storage is mounted on the HPC cluster and can also be accessed on a personal computer with an SMB
    mount, allowing for point-and-click file manipulation.
    If you are not a researcher, UVA ITS offers Value storage for long-term storage of large scale data.

  • UVA HPC Software

    Overview Research Computing at UVA offers a variety of standard software packages for all UVA HPC users. We also install requested software based on the needs of the high-performance computing (HPC) community as a whole. Software used by a single group should be installed by that group’s members, ideally on leased storage controlled by the group. Departments with a set of widely-used software packages may install them to the lsp_apps space. The Research Computing group also provides limited assistance for individual installations.
    For help installing research software on your PC, please contact Research Software Support at res-consult@virginia.edu.
    Software Modules and Containers Software on the HPC system is accessed via environment modules or containers.

  • UVA HPC Software

    Overview Research Computing at UVA offers a variety of standard software packages for all UVA HPC users. We also install requested software based on the needs of the high-performance computing (HPC) community as a whole. Software used by a single group should be installed by that group’s members, ideally on leased storage controlled by the group. Departments with a set of widely-used software packages may install them to the lsp_apps space. The Research Computing group also provides limited assistance for individual installations.
    For help installing research software on your PC, please contact Research Software Support at res-consult@virginia.edu.
    Software Modules and Containers Software on the HPC system is accessed via environment modules or containers.

  • Public and Moderately Sensitive Data Storage

    /home /home is a free 50GB space provided to users of the HPC system and is visible from the login and compute nodes. /home is the default working directory when logging on to UVA HPC. Users can also access their home directory at /home/$USER, where $USER is an individual’s UVa computing ID.
    /scratch /scratch is a Lustre high performance parallel filesystem accessible via the login and compute nodes.
    UVA HPC’s scratch file system has a limit of 10TB per user. This policy is in place to guarantee the stability and performance of the scratch file system. Scratch is intended as a temporary work directory.

  • Research Project Storage

    Overview The Research Project Storage file system provides users with a collaborative space for data storage and sharing. Members in the same group have access to a shared directory created by the team lead or PI. Group membership can be defined and managed through the Grouper (requires VPN connection). /project storage is mounted on the HPC cluster and runs on a new scale-out NAS file system.
    How to request /project storage space
    /project storage can be purchased for $60
    /TB/YR by using this form. When filling out the form, the PI can specify the size of the /project directory and the name of an existing or new Grouper group that can access this space.