Research Computing Resources

Server resources are available that provide remote access to applications and high performance computing assets in both Windows and Linux environments.  Access is available to faculty, staff, and graduate students.  Access to undergraduates is available when requested by faculty for either research or instructional needs.

Shared Systems

We provide two main remote computing environments using Windows and Linux operating systems.  These systems fit a majority of needs.  To find out more about each, use the links below. 

Not sure which one to use?  Check out our Linux or Windows page.

Custom Systems

If you find that using shared systems doesn't meet your needs we can work with you to create custom solutions.  We also run systems that support administrative and instructional needs.  Simply contact us to begin the conversation.  Examples of custom systems we've created and/or support:


  • Rstudio Server
  • JupyterHub
  • Jamulus


  • CLA Workflow HR - Hiring
  • Joan assistant (IoT device)
  • Uniflow (print server)
  • Networked License Servers
  • FileMaker Server
  • Custom web apps

Research and Creative Work

  • Docker containers
  • JATOS online study hosting
  • scribit (drawing robot)
  • psiTurk
  • oTree
  • Neo4J
  • Django
  • Custom web apps
  • PsychoPy


Often research systems need an associated database.  We can provision and connect your system to MySQL, MS SQL, or Oracle SQL databases hosted by OIT database hosting.  We can also create and host PostgreSQL databases.


We can help you request and connect systems to University provided storage systems.

Getting Help

For phone assistance, we utilize the University's Technology Help and Support as our point of contact at 612-301-HELP.  For questions or support via email, please contact us at [email protected].