RC offers a wide range of services to the PSU community:
- Support for center research computational systems, including standard and parallel compute applications.
- Support for various computational and scientific software hosted on central research computing systems, including HPC applications
- Data storage for researchers and faculty
- Database management
- User support on research computational systems
RC offers research or storage shares to PSU faculty and researchers. The default share size is 500GBs. Additional storage up to 2TB can be granted upon request, however storage requests over 500GB must be reviewed.
A share can be requested by completing the I Drive Request Form.
RC provides MySQL and PostgreSQL open source database management systems. RC does not typically support other DBMS systems (e.g. Oracle and MSSQL) in a research context, Applications which must use currently unsupported DBMS can be considered, but would require grant or other funding for licenses, hardware, and support.
If you need a database for a research project or application, please create a request ticket by email email@example.com. If you need a database for a web application, submit the Website Creation or Access Request Form and select the Custom Built Site option under Request Type.
Web Application Hosting
RC offers hosting for custom research web applications that that have needs beyond the scope of PSU Enterprise Drupal or standard OIT hosting environment. To request a research web site, please use the Website Creation or Access Request Form and select the Custom Built Site option under Request Type.
Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.