Research Computing

Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) and the Vermont Advanced Computing Center (VACC) provide support to all researchers at UVM including both infrastructure support and user support. Hundreds of researchers across UVM use ETS services to enhance both their research and classroom learning. Services provided by ETS are:

Network storage of research data

ETS provides a number of options for research data storage, from large datasets to collaborative papers. To learn more, visit our Storage page.

High Performance Computing (VACC)

Three high performance computing (HPC) clusters make up the Vermont Advanced Computing Center (VACC). These clusters offer more than 4,500 processing cores and over 100 GPUs to support machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. To learn more, visit the Vermont Advanced Computing Center page.

Researcher Virtual Machines

ETS provides individual virtual machines to researchers for prototyping and more unique jobs that cannot run on the VACC. These VMs are available with a wide variety of specifications. To learn more, visit our Virtual Machines page.

Research Computing Facilitation

Not sure where to start with technology in your research? Need advanced technical input? Reach out to have our team of professionals guide you through the options. To learn/it/research-computing/workshops-presentations more, visit our Facilitation page.

Workshops & Office Hours

The Research Computing team holds occasional workshops and office hours. To see the schedule visit our Office Hours & Events page.  To watch recordings and see slide decks from prior workshops and presentations, visit our Presentations & Workshops page.


UVM Research Computing Framework

In an effort to better support researchers at scale, a new framework was established for compute options at UVM. The framework is as follows:

  1. The VACC is the default research computing environment and should be used whenever possible for all compute needs.
  2. UVM's Virtual Server Environment should be used in those cases where the VACC does not meet a researcher's needs.
  3. Physical workstation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis as an exception when neither the VACC nor Virtual Servers meet a researcher's needs.

This framework hopes to provide guidance for researchers who are looking to leverage computing resources at UVM.