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High Performance Computing

High performance computing (HPC) enables sophisticated and increasingly realistic modeling, simulation, and data analysis that profoundly advance theoretical knowledge and expand the realm of discovery, thereby propelling research and its applications to the leading edge of competitive advantage for higher education and commercialization. Scientific research relies heavily on the massive processing power and data analysis capabilities of HPC to design new products and processes, conduct experiments that are otherwise infeasible, analyze extremely large datasets (“Big Data”), and validate new theories that cannot be demonstrated through practical experimentation.
A steadily broadening array of research activities at UH rely on HPC. The Research Computing Data Core (RCDC) provides high performance computing resources to advance Tier One research and education goals at the University of Houston (UH).

RCDC's high performance resources receive administrative support through the UH IT High Performance Computing department.

RCDC resources are free to use for University of Houston researchers and students For more information, see the Getting Started page. To learn how you can extend RCDC resources with more storage and computation, see Cluster Partnership Program.