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

We're hiring!

The RCC is hiring a scientific application specialist to work on our team at FSU. If you're interest…

HPC and Spear upgrade to occur May 6 - May 12

This May, we will perform periodic maintenance on our HPC and Spear clusters.  During this time, the…

Software upgrade coming in May

In May, we will perform our annual software upgrade. Approximately 500 packages will be upgraded to …

Improved login node disk performance

We've recently upgraded our login nodes.  Our nodes now connect to the GPFS storage system via a 10G…

Storage System Updated

We've updated our storage system, and increased our storage throughput by 40x.  Additionally, we are…

Updates on Sliger Renovation

Our Sliger Renovation Project is moving forward.  We are planning two outages in Summer, 2019 to acc…

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