We provide a unique and value-added service to researchers across disciplines at UVM by allowing in-depth and complex research questions to be explored while also opening up additional funding potential for projects using advanced computing techniques.

Use of our world-class computing resource may also significantly offset otherwise duplicative and unsustainable investments in isolated computing hardware purchases and expensive technical support.

We strongly recommend that researchers contact us to discuss specific computing needs in the earliest stages of their research. Our programming services staff will help your research team better evaluate the complexity of its work in terms of specialized software or programming needs. For example, project requests typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Your project uses available licensed software that is already on the cluster or is already configured for high-performance computing.
  • Your project uses open source software that needs to be downloaded, built and installed before your project can begin.
  • Your project requires new programming code or modified code in order to use our high-performance computing resource.

Researchers should be free to focus their efforts on the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, not evaluating hardware and software trade offs, or devising methods to interact with increasingly complex data sets.

We provide technical support and consulting services on a wide variety of issues ranging from data storage, software implementation and licensing, to research collaboration using advanced technologies.

An initial meeting (or set of meetings) between our services staff and your research team will help determine the type/nature of the intended project and programming resources needed to design the necessary solution. Please contact Andi Elledge at aelledge@uvm.edu.

The VACC's efforts are coordinated with priority initiatives in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). The VACC works closely with UVM Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) to ensure computing systems run smoothly.

Note: All proposals intending to utilize our resources must check the "VACC" box on the UVM Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) Routing Form.