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FSU Research Computing Center

Information Technology Services


The Research Computing Center at Florida State University enables research and education by maintaining a diverse campus cyberinfrastructure and by providing training opportunities and dedicated consulting.

What we Do


Our HPC Cluster provides over 264 TFLOPS of compute to researchers at FSU. We also provide an Interactive Cluster (Spear), and a large managed software library.


We provide a high I/O parallel file system, GPFS, for use on the HPC and Spear. We also provide a general-purpose archival storage system for long term storing, sharing, and data compliance


In addition to comprehensive support for our core services, we also provide research consulting and assistance, and we also host many outreach and training events.

News & Announcements

Sliger Data Center Renovation in 2021

We are excited to announce that ITS is investing in the Sliger Data-center.  As of now, the project …

XPRA being replaced by Open OnDemand

As of December 15, 2020, XPRA will no longer be available to use on the Spear or HPC clusters. Open …

VPN and guest account changes

VPN changes: All RCC guest account users will need to obtain guest FSUIDs.  This change was triggere…

August Maintenance Complete

We have completed our August maintenance downtime, and we appreciate everybody's patience while our …

Open OnDemand in "pre-production"

What does "pre-production" mean?  It means the system is stable and deployed, but we haven't publish…

August Maintenance Draft Schedule

Due to the situation around COVID-19, we had to reschedule our maintenance, originally planned for M…

Latest Spotlight

FSU Researcher Developing New Method to Simulate Electronic Materials

  Chen Huang is an assistant professor in the Department of Scientific Computing. He works in the field of computational material science. Working with his team, Dr. Huang conducts research with the aim of developing new computational tools to …

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