High Performance Computing

The Yale Center for Research Computing provides support for high performance computing (HPC) at Yale. The YCRC currently manages five shared Linux clusters:

  • Grace - our largest cluster, for general purpose HPC
  • Farnam - specialized for medical, life science applications
  • Omega - specialized for highly parallel, tightly coupled applications
  • Ruddle - for the Yale Center for Genome Analysis and its users
  • Milgram - HIPAA aligned Psychology Department cluster, for use on projects that may involve sensitive data

We work with faculty and research groups across a variety of disciplines to take advantage of these advanced computational resources. Any Yale faculty member is entitled to a principal investigator group account at no charge. For more information on getting access to and using the clusters, visit HPC Support.

A standard PI group account provides access to a large number of public compute nodes and limited free high performance storage. Faculty can also purchase additional dedicated compute nodes and storage for their research needs. See our HPC Principles for more information on use of the YCRC HPC resources.

In addition to the high performance storage, we can also mount Storage@Yale, which is a service offered by Yale ITS to University members. To request a Storage@Yale allocation on the clusters, fill out our Storage@Yale Request Form.

For a Word document that describes our facilities, equipment, and other resources for HPC and research computing, click here. This document contains information appropriate for inclusion in grant proposals to NSF and other agencies.

Visit the Clusters

If groups at Yale are interested in visiting the data center at Yale’s West Campus, guided tours can be arranged by contacting us at research.computing@yale.edu.