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Research Computing

Research Computing at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Research Computing, as part of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, is working to build an e-research infrastructure that supports all aspects of the research life-cycle from project planning through analysis, publishing and long term data management.  

Our goal is to create an information technology environment that integrates new, cutting-edge technologies with the cyber-infrastructure that researchers already use to support effective collaborating, organizing, analyzing and publishing of research data, so that it is useful to both the researcher who is responsible for its creation and to others who may more easily access it and use it in other contexts.

In order to achieve this goal, our office is working with research units across the Smithsonian, as well as the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives to provide technologies and services that enable the research process.  We have invested in a state-of-the-art high performance computing cluster that is used by over 300 Astrophysicists and Biologists, have created a Data Science Lab that collaborates on deep learning and genomics research projects, and provide training and support for research data management and analysis.


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