Expertise and Services

Computing Assets Include:

Training Topics Include:

  • Quarterly “on-boarding” of new HPC users
  • Machine learning techniques and related software
    • Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch
  • Introductory programming in:
    • Python, R, MATLAB, C/C++, or Fortran
  • Using cloud computing services
    • Configuring OpenStack and AWS instances, using elastic storage, cloud service cost models
  • Using containers
    • Docker and Singularity, creating containers, running containerized software
  • Advanced programming topics:
    • high-performance computing
    • data ingestion
    • data modeling and regression
    • plotting and visualization
    • computational pipelines and software workflows
  • Scientific software:
    • ParaView, VTK, MeshLab
    • ABAQUS, ANSYS, COMSOL, LS-DYNA, StarCCM
    • OpenFOAM, OpenSEES, PETSc
    • LAMMPS, NAMD

Submit help requests through Service Now:

  • Use the Know IT searchable knowledgebase to access:
    • how-to articles and user guides
    • archived training materials
    • answers to frequently asked questions
    • instructions for running specific software in an HPC environment
  • Use Request IT to get help with:
    • obtaining an account on the HPC cluster
    • installing scientific software
    • setting up group or individual training
    • assessing the computing needs of a research project
    • making research-related software and hardware purchases
    • porting, profiling, and optimizing research codes
  • Use Fix IT to get help with:
    • troubleshooting failed compute jobs
    • problems logging onto the HPC cluster
    • problems transferring data
    • problems checking out licenses for scientific software
    • troubleshooting error messages and failed calculations

Grant Support:

IT Research Computing staff can serve as co-Pi or Senior Personnel on grant proposals developed by Roswell researchers. Cost recovery is required for direct contributions of IT staff to funded grants - be sure to budget appropriately! For a given grant, up to 10% effort (4 hours per week) per staff member may be devoted to the following grant-related activities:

  • Pre-award phase (proposal development)
    • facilities descriptions
    • descriptions of software workflows, architectures, and/or pipelines
    • budgets and milestones for software development
    • data management plans

  • Award phase (direct contributions to funded grant)
    • progress reports
    • student training and mentorship
    • develop and implement computational algorithms
    • integrate software tools into new scientific workflows

  • Post-award phase (reporting results)
    • project summaries
    • manuscript preparation, submission, and revision
    • archiving data
    • maintaining software repositories

IT Referrals:

IT Research Computing is happy to refer the following research needs to appropriate members of Roswell IT and/or Shared Resources:

  • Office 365 or other productivity software
  • QA/QC for laboratory or clinical practice
  • HIPAA compliance or PHI management
  • storage needs in excess of 1 TB
  • database design and deployment
  • remote access/login
  • information security
  • bioinformatics pipelines