Data-Driven Research on Campus begins with Integrated DigitaL Infrastructure
OIT's Integrated Digital Infrastructure (IDI) service streamlines the delivery of cutting-edge IT services to UC Merced faculty, researchers, and students.
IDI services include high-performance computing on the Linux-based, 2076-core MERCED Cluster; data collaboration using the 10Gpbs UC Merced Science DMZ Network; research data storage; and visualization on the Wide Area Visualization Environment (WAVE) facility.
We can help you move, store, and visualize data; utilize campus and regional computing facilities; and build IT-enabled science workflows that meet your needs now and into the future. We also offer training, drop-in office hours, and consultation services.
Access to the CHASE-CI Hyper-converged GPU Cluster
Consultation for specialized and specific needs, including research computing, high-speed networking, and visualization.
Specialized one-on-one or group training in basic Linux, HPC or other research computing topics
Grant and technical writing for proposals and CyberInfrastructure Facilities Statements
Data concierge services for big data (>100GB) file transfers
HPC-related scientific workflow design
Developing Jupyter Notebooks and Jupyter-enabled workflows
Tours of our facilities (including the WAVE and the MERCED Cluster)
Unlike other research universities, UC Merced allows faculty and students access to the Linux-based MERCED Cluster free of charge. We can also facilitate access to fee-based regional and national HPC via the San Diego Supercomputing Center and other XSEDE locations.
Multi-Environment Research Computer for Exploration and Discovery
The MERCED Cluster is UC Merced's on-campus facility. MERCED is a 2076-core cluster running Slurm.
MERCED is supported by the National Science Foundation Award
Cognitive Hardware and Software Ecosystem, Community Infrastructure
CHASE-CI is a cloud-community-based approach to delivering affordable Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), networked together with a variety of neural network machines to facilitate development of next-generation cognitive computing.
Led by UCSD, CHASE-CI allows researchers across all 10 UC campuses to conduct research into advanced machine-learning techniques.
CHASE-CI is supported by the National Science Foundation Award .
HPC Walk-In Clinic Hours
Research Computing Services runs a weekly HPC Walk-in Clinic. All are welcome to drop in for training and help with specific questions regarding the MERCED Cluster.
We offer general help with topics like:
- writing and using code
- job submission
- job arrays
Graduate students using the cluster are also frequently available to offer peer mentoring to other students in HPC basics.
UC Merced faculty members (left to right) Jian-Qiao Sun, Hrant Hratchian, and Suzanne Sindi in the racks of processors that make up the MERCED cluster.
Dr. Sindi leads the UC Merced cluster governance body, the Committee on Research Computing (CoRC).