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COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH & DIGITAL HUMANITIES

WVU provides a variety of services and software to assist with computational intensive or digital humanities research. Our High Performance Computing systems can be utilized to solve large problems in physical, biological and social sciences, engineering, humanities or business using higher computing power than can be achieved from a desktop computer or workstation.

High Performance Computing

West Virginia University provides a variety of services and software that can assist with computational intensive or digital humanities research.

HPC

The WVU High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities support computationally intensive research that require high computational capabilities and low-latency.

Data Analysis & Visualization

Free access to MATLAB, training resources, and software packages are available for HPC users.

HPC Partners

WVU partners with several regional and national organizations that support big data computing.

HPC can solve large problems in science, engineering, or business using higher computing power than can be achieved from a desktop computer or workstation.
Find out more about HPC

Cognitive Computing

The Watson cognitive computing platform is FREE for faculty and students to use through an Academic Initiative partnership between WVU and IBM.

Using Watson at WVU

Watson can be used to sort big data sets to identify specific resources that can help researchers find the right answer to a question.

Training Resources

If you are interested in using HPC or Watson, but have no experience with computer science, there are training options available:

Software Carpentry Workshops

The WVU Research Office and WVU Libraries collaborate every semester to offer Software Carpentry workshops that focus on basic scientific computing skills.

Software Carpentry

HPC Summer Institute

Annually, ITS offers a FREE, 4-day HPC Summer Institute every June that is a mixture of lecture, hands-on, and lab time to give participants the basics of what they will need to work with WVU HPC resources.

See HPC for details

lynda.com Tutorials

ITS offers temporary licenses to the online training courses offered by Lynda.com. These loaner accounts are active for 14 days and can be extended if no one is currently on the wait list. There are a number of big data online tutorials available. 

Request a lynda.com account

MATLAB Resources

There are a variety of MATLAB resources available, including MATLAB Academy, video tutorials, courseware, and Simulink from ITS that new users can access to learn more about using MATLAB.

MATLAB Software
From online tutorials to hands-on workshops, WVU makes resources available to assist you.

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