MU, in partnership with Missouri University of Science & Technology, has expanded the scope of what IT Research support means. Our focus areas include but are not limited to benchtop instrumentation, sensors, specialized workstations and servers, High Performance Computing environments and beyond. If it’s technology in the service of research, it matters to the Research Support Solutions team.
The leadership team for RSS has invested considerable time in meeting with researchers across the campus listening to the challenges that researchers face in an environment where IT resources have been aimed at solving traditional business needs. Our team understands better than anyone the resources must also be geared toward improving access to the diversity and specialization required in the research context.
Historically, research computing at MU has narrowly focused on High Performance Computing, specifically the Lewis and Clark clusters. The priorities of our team as it ramps up have been focused on the development of the next generation of compute resources, research data ecosystem (storage, data management) and a team of experts to help in-person with practical researcher IT needs. This has included assisting researchers with getting the necessary tools and equipment when standard processes don’t fit. Our purpose is to be partners in helping productive researchers go farther, faster.
As the RSS team continues to expand our reach, we invite you to reach out to us if you’re facing an IT challenge that affects your research productivity or you have an opportunity where IT can help it soar.
On behalf of the whole RSS team, I look forward to being an enabler of productive research at the University.
Associate Director – Research Support Solutions at MU
Our leadership team:
Mark Bookout – Director, MU and Missouri S&T
Jenn Nixon – Missouri S&T
High-Performance Computing (HPC) is a system-wide service that provides the advanced computational and data-driven capabilities needed for innovative and collaborative research activities at the University of Missouri. The HPC environment includes a state-of-the-art shared-resource cluster, an experimental cluster, a teaching and learning cluster for students, and a number of grant-friendly investor services. It also includes general purpose research storage and high-throughput computing storage.
You may apply for an HPC account using the Computing Resources Account Request form. The teaching and learning cluster only requires university single-sign-on credentials.
RCSS provides ongoing training for our high-performance computing resources. This training covers hardware basics, how to use the scheduler, how to use secure shell key-based authentication, and any other questions you may have. Please bring your own laptop.