Stern Center for Research Computing

New York University • Leonard Stern School of Business

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Welcome to the New York University Stern Center for Research Computing (SCRC).

The Center is devoted to providing world class computational facilities and services to researchers at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

The Center supports a moderate size grid of computers, which allow researchers to attack problems that are computationally challenging or that require large amounts of disk storage. The architecture of the Stern GRID is such that it can be dynamically extended without researchers having to modify their jobs.

The Stern Center for Research Computing has its own dedicated servers and backup facilities.  An overview of the hardware, software and data base services can be found at Computing Resources and Services.

All of the servers are connected by a dedicated high speed (gigabit) network to the university backbone and to other universities.  Users can use the Sun Grid Engine scheduling system to schedule their jobs on a system that has the appropriate resource.  The primary research system, rnd, can be accessed through ssh at rnd.stern.nyu.edu.  For instructions on accessing rnd.stern.nyu.edu go to Stern GRID Access.

Users with heavy computational needs should use the Sun Grid Engine (SGE) to control their jobs.  SGE will automatically schedule their job on the most appropriate system, taking into account the load on all available systems,  the characteristics of the particular job, as well as administrative policies.  This ensures that the resources are used in an efficient and equitable way. For help with using the SGE go to Grid Computing

For a leading-edge dialog about what’s happening in research computing at Stern and in general see Norman White’s blog at Research Computing at Stern.

In addition to computing resources, SCRC provides access to a large number of major numeric and text based business databases; see Databases.

Other support services including consulting on how to use the facilities and applications, helping to find programming support, minor web page and program development etc. is available at Support Services.