CyberInfrastructure and Advanced Research Computing

ITS’ CyberInfrastructure and Advanced Research Computing (CIARC) team works to identify research needs across the university and aims to provide comprehensive and innovative services and infrastructure to further research and meet our vision set by the Mines@150 strategic plan.

CyberInfrastructure and Advanced Research Computing

 

ITS’ CyberInfrastructure and Advanced Research Computing (CIARC) team works to identify research needs across the university and aims to provide comprehensive and innovative services and infrastructure to further research and meet our vision set by the Mines@150 strategic plan.

What We Do

High Performance Computing

  • Inspire Mines’ HPC research community with leading edge resources, innovations and knowledgeable and experience staff
  • Facilitate Mines’ research to be as productive and efficient as possible
  • Provide HPC Education and Outreach for current and future researchers at Mines to leverage computing to their fullest extent

Cyberinfrastructure

  • Facilitate data management and workflow assistance to researchers at Mines
  • Provide large-scale storage infrastructure, eg. Orebits Storage Platform
  • Enable 10GB file-transfer through grid-FTP using Globus connection service.

Scientific Visualization

  • Develop visualization workflows including animation and movie development support
  • Expand HPC visualization interfaces and software support for post-processing large datasets
  • Provide consultation services to accessing post-processing software for testing and development

Upcoming Services

Edgar Mine

The Research Support Services group, funded by NSF award #1925747, will architect and deploy state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure for Mines’ Edgar Experimental Mine. You can learn more about this initiative here. 

Workshops

The HPC group at Mines is regularly holding workshops to better help you conduct your research. We have run workshops on Python for HPC, but plan to expand to cover topics such as MPI, parallel and CUDA programming, and advanced job workflows. You can see more details on the Workshops page.

Open OnDemand

Open OnDemand is an easy-to-use scientific gateway service for web access to HPC’s, allowing easy deployment of graphical applications such as Matlab, Jupyter Notebooks and more. Learn more here. Coming soon to both our Wendian and Mio HPC systems.

Featured Services

OREBITS

The OreBits Storage Platform is an on-premise storage appliance hosted by ITS, and was created to accommodate larger data storage needs at Mines.

GLOBUS.ORG

Globus lets you efficiently, securely, and reliably transfer data directly between systems separated by an office wall or an ocean.

CONSULTATIONS

Want to learn more or have a question about data management, parallel computing workflows or research computing resources? We’re here to help.

CIARC Team

Matthew Ketterling 📧

Sr. Director of Infrastructure & Research Computing Solutions

Dr. Torey Battelle 📧

Assistant Director of Research Computing

Mike Robbert 📧

Systems Administrator & Cyberinfrastructure Support

Dr. Richard Gilmore 📧

Visualization Engineer

Dr. Nicholas Danes 📧

Computational Scientist