Information Services & Technology (IS&T) Research Computing Services (RCS) provides specialized hardware, software, training, and consulting for all areas of computational research at BU. RCS supports a wide range of disciplines from the Physical Sciences and Engineering to emerging computational communities such as Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Public and Global Health, Economics, Finance, Social Sciences, Microbiology, and Infectious Diseases.

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 BU 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 Anita L. DeStefano, Professor of Biostatistics and Neurology and Graduate Affair Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion.