Available for faculty researchers, students, staff and collaborators:
Research Computing system is a state-of-the art group of high speed, high memory, multi-processor servers currently running Windows 2008 R2.
- Connect from home or office using a Remote Desktop client
- Access to a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative data analysis software
- Generous user disk space is attached to the research servers as the U:\ drive
- User files are backed up every night
- CISER data archive files are also directly accessible from any research server at the V:\ drive
The Cornell Restricted Access Data Center secure servers (CRADC) include Dell multi-processor servers running Windows 2008 R2 operating system.
- Secure computing system permits Cornell researchers to acquire, house, and analyze restricted-use data for scientific research
- Access to the CRADC computing system is limited to those using restricted-use data for their research
The Virtual Research Data Center ("VirtualRDC") includes Xeon (32-bit) and Itanium (64-bit) multi-processor servers running Linux operating systems.
- Software available on these servers includes: SAS, Stata, MPICH2, ASReml, aML, and R; other open-source software can be installed upon demand
- Text editors (Emacs, Xemacs, vi, kate), compilers (gcc, Intel C++ and Fortran), and office software (OpenOffice, Textmaker) are available
- Open computing system provides researchers with access to synthetic data over the Internet
- Assists potential Census RDC users in preparing their proposals
- Trains new users in the operating system environment, data and software available on the real Census RDC
See Intel's case study about CISER's Research Computing System.
The CISER Help Desk can assist you with CISER and CRADC computing questions.