Research Computing

Research Technologies

• As part of technically assisting a researcher or research team, DoIT's research technologies group may pilot technical solutions as needed to meet the objectives of each specific research grant.

• Research Technologies may work to investigate technical aspects, streamline, pilot, and assist with technical requests as they relate specifically to research. 

• Research Technologies has a campus-wide technology focus to support multidisciplinary research initiatives which will hopefully foster future collaboration and shared best practices.

Innovation Lab


High Performance Computing

• LI-red is a computational cluster using top-of-the-line components from Cray, IBM, Intel, Mellanox and other technology partners. It is intended for members of the campus community, as well as industrial partners, and is located in the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) server room in the Laufer Center.  

• The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Stony Brook University Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) a $1.4 million Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant to acquire an additional high-performance computer system that will further build the University's computational capacity and big data analyses in research and education initiatives encompassing all fields. 

Service Providers:  Internet 2 (NYSERNet), XSEDE, Brookhaven National Lab 


Student Opportunities

Call for 2016 VisREU Participants for Summer Research Experience Collaborative Data Visualization

Call for 2016 VisREU Participants for Summer Research Experience Collaborative Data Visualization

Mon June 6 – Fri July 29 2016
Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Applications due 11:59 PM EST Wed March 30 2016
Contact: Vetria Byrd (

Purdue University is accepting applications for participation in the REU Site:

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Collaborative Data Visualization for summer 2016.
REU Site funded by NSF ACI Award 1359223.

Who should apply:

  • All undergraduate students, enrolled in an undergraduate university/college.
  • Priority consideration will be given to members of underrepresented groups and students with limited research resources at their home institutions. However, all students (ALL Majors) with an interest in visualization are encouraged to apply.

What majors will be considered:

All academic majors are encouraged to apply.

Highlights from the 2015 VisREU Experience:

  • The entire 2015 VisREU site was invited to participate in the Mini REU Symposium at The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC (July 2015)
  • The entire 2015 VisREU Site received travel awards to attend and participate in the student poster competition at XSEDE15 Conference in St. Louis, Missouri (July 2015)
  • A 2015 VisREU student was selected to present results from summer project at the REU Symposium at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA (October 2015)

We are now accepting applications for 2016 VisREU Summer Program and planning for another successful summer.

All undergraduates with an interest in visualization are encouraged to apply at:

Application Materials include:

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation

For full consideration note the following IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Applications must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) Wed March 30, 2016
  • Application process closes 12:00 AM (EST) Thu March 31, 2016
  • Unofficial transcripts must be submitted by 6 PM (EST) Thu March 31, 2016
  • Letters of recommendation must be submitted by 8 PM (EST) Thu March 31, 2016

Application review will begin on April 1, 2015.

Program Information:

  • Program Dates: June 06 – July 29, 2016
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Interdisciplinary Research in Visualization
  • Paid Research ($4K stipend for the summer)
  • Travel Stipend to and from Purdue University
  • Program brochure attached.

For questions send email to:

REU Site Coordinator, Vetria Byrd at

Open Science Grid User School 2016

If you could access hundreds, thousands, or even more computers for your scholarly work, what could you do? How could it transform your work? What discoveries might you make?

We are seeking applicants for the Open Science Grid (OSG) User School 2016, which takes place 25–29 July at the beautiful University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Participants will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) toharness vast amounts of computing power for research, applicable to nearly any field of study (e.g., physics, chemistry, engineering, life sciences, earth sciences, agricultural andanimal sciences, economics, social sciences, medicine, and more).

Using lectures, discussions, roleplays, and lots of hands-on work with OSG experts in HTC, participants will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage many jobs and huge datasets to implement a full scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for help and more info.

Worried about costs? Successful applicants will receive financial support to attend the OSG School, covering all basic travel, hotel, and food costs. This is a great deal!

Ideal candidates are graduate students whose research involves or could involve large-scale computing -- work that cannot be done on one laptop or a handful of computers.

And every year, we accept some post-doctoral students, faculty, staff, and advanced undergraduates, so make a good case for yourself!

Application Period (OPEN NOW): 14 March – 15 April 2016
OSG User School: 25–29 July 2016


June 14-17 XSEDE Summer Boot Camp

June 14-17 XSEDE Summer Boot Camp

This 4-day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 14-17.  The event concludes with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following three weeks and be awarded the Third Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.

More details and registration information to come.

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