Research Computing Services (RCS), a department within Information Services and Technology, provides specialized hardware, software, training, and consulting for all areas of computational research at BU. RCS resources are typically used in computational science and engineering, simulation, modeling, bioinformatics, genomics, data analysis, and other disciplines that require high-performance computing, massive storage, complex visualization or specialized research software.

Resources are managed in close consultation with the Research Computing Governance Committee, the Shared Computing Cluster Faculty Advisory Committee, the BU Center for Computational Science, and the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.

In conjunction with the development of Boston University’s Information Technology 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, the Research Computing Governance Committee has developed and approved a high-level Cyberinfrastructure Plan for the University. This plan augments the overall technology plan with additional initiatives to build integrated and scalable research computing and networking capabilities. The Research Computing Governance Committee is co-chaired by Gloria Waters, Vice President for Research, and Ronald Corley, Associate Provost for Research for the Boston University Medical Campus.