At Boston University, more than 2,400 researchers across 75 departments use high-performance computational resources in more than 720 research projects currently underway.

The use of high-performance computing systems can dramatically reduce the time to obtain solutions for computationally and data intensive problems. High performance, high availability storage is shared across all of the systems, thereby reducing the time and complexity of data access. To support this activity, the Research Computing Services group (RCS) administers advanced, multiprocessor supercomputing systems that are available to all University faculty, their students, and their collaborators for research and for educational use in courses related to computational science.

The group also provides consulting and training that enables researchers to maximize their productivity in using the facilities.