Research Computing provides hardware and software services to the UF research community. Our efforts are focused on activities that depend on large-scale computing activities such as high-performance computing, high-throughput computing, and large data sets known as “big data.”


HiPerGator Changes Fall 2015

The adoption of HiPerGator by the university community since it moved into production in August 2013 has been rapid and across all disciplines. In spring 2014, it became clear that an expansion of capacity would be needed by Fall 2015 and plans were made for the expansion of the 21,000 cores of HiPerGator with another 30,000 cores. This project is called HiPerGator 2.0 and is now in execution mode at full speed. The new system was delivered the week after Labor Day and work is ongoing to make it available for production around the end of October or beginning of November. For more details, including an overview of the process and how it will affect users, click here.

Broadly speaking, the services fall into the following categories:


  • Comprehensive support
  • Professional hardware maintenance
  • Software installation and support
  • Timely software patches and updates
  • 24×7 system monitoring
  • Access to interactive hosts for testing and development
  • Ability to use more cores than purchased during periods of non-peak demand

Provided Resources

  • Large compute cluster for high-performance and high-throughput computing
  • Fast storage for large data sets
  • Network connectivity via the high-speed Campus Research Network
  • System software, compilers, clustering software, and many open source applications
  • Home storage space
  • A pool of local spare parts to minimize downtime
  • Machine room space, electrical power, and cooling