UVA School of Medicine

Research Computing

Enabling scientific breakthroughs at scale with advanced computing

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  • Fall 2017 Workshops

    School of Medicine Research Computing provides training opportunities covering a variety of data analysis, basic programming and computational topics. Workshops break roughly into the three main areas relevant to computationally-intensive research: code, data, and computing. All of the classes are taught by SOMRC experts and are freely available to UVa faculty, staff and students. R / R package development Python Matlab Data manipulation Data visualization Databases Cloud Computing Containers Rivanna (HPC) Ivy (Secure Computing) Be sure to register through the HSL calendar, as space is limited.
  • What is Research Computing?

    UVA School of Medicine Research Computing (SOMRC) is a new program that aims to support computational biomedical research by providing advanced cyberinfrastructure and expertise in data analysis at scale. Our mission is to foster a culture of computational thinking and promote interdisciplinary collaboration in various data-driven research domains. We offer services related to high performance computing, cloud architecture, scientific programming and big data solutions. We also aim to promote computationally intensive research at UVA through collaborative efforts such as UVA’s own CADRE (Computation And Data Resource Exchange) and XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment).
  • Why use the Cloud?

    “Cloud computing” has come to mean a lot of things in recent years: web-based email services, or SaaS (software-as-a-service), or cloud-based storage like UVA’s use of Box. But behind all of these practical, useful tools is another cloud, made up of impossibly large, global-scale hardware farms that the above examples live and run on. These farms make up “cloud infrastructure,” and are now sold to consumers by Google, Rackspace, Microsoft, and Amazon.