West Virginia University provides a variety of services and software that can assist with computational intensive or digital humanities research. The WVU 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.
The WVU High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities support computationally intensive research that require high computational capabilities and low-latency. HPC resources assist research teams at WVU to greatly reduce their computational analysis times. This includes free access to community nodes for researchers at all institutes of higher learning in West Virginia. Researchers can also purchase individual nodes that can be used on a first-come-first-serve basis and are otherwise shared by the community.
HPC users have access to more than 400 TB free storage and can also purchase group storage on the cluster that will allow data to be easily shared between researchers. ITS also offers storage in the centrally managed and secure Research Data Depot where storage can be purchased at a cost effective rate for five years.
- Blake Mertz, Director of Research Computing
Blake is an Associate Professor of chemistry that leads the Research Computing team in continuing the sustained growth of HPC resources at WVU. Blake also helps with outreach to the WVU research computing community and is an XSEDE Campus Champion.
- Nathaniel Garver-Daniels, Senior Systems Administrator
Nate is an XSEDE Campus Champion who assists researchers with their computing-intensive and data-intensive research including digital humanities.
- Dr. Guillermo Franco, Senior Software Specialist
Dr. Franco has a strong background in the scientific programming languages of C, FORTRAN, and Python. He is also an XSEDE Campus Champion and works directly with researchers to enable them to utilize HPC resources in the most appropriate manner.
- Daniel Turpen
Daniel runs cloud services for the B&E Business Data Analytics program and also provides computational support the GoFirst program.
- Nicolas Frazee, Graduate Student Assistant
Nick is a GSA through the Research Office at WVU tasked with coordination of the Software Carpentries workshops run on campus.
HPC training resources are available for new users.