Florida State University

FSU Research Computing Center

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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

Sustainable Energy RAZOR Lecture - April 17

RCC Collaborator Jose Mendoza-Cortes will give a RAZOR Lecture at the Challenger Learning Center: To…

Migrate your home directory to our new storage system

Our new storage system, GPFS, is now online!  We encourage all Panasas and Lustre users to migrate y…

Announcing Docker and Singularity Support

The HPC now supports containers!  Using a new tool called Singularity, you can import and run Docker…

Data Center Improvements

We've been working to improve the performance and reliability of our data centers in the Sliger and …

New Storage System Coming: GPFS

We are pleased to announce that are upgrading our parallel storage systems for the HPC and Spear. We…

New Storage System: Archival

We are pleased to announce a new service offering at the RCC: low-cost archival storage.  This is a …

Latest Spotlight

A Statistical Look at Harmony in Music

FSU College of Music alumnus Daniel Tompkins used RCC resources to analyze thousands of digital music scores to discover new musical insights. Daniel hopes his research--which focused on the harmonies in songs and chords--will allow others to use …

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