Computing technologies play a crucial part in allowing for effective research within the university environment. The Instructional and Research Computing Center (IRCC) was established by the Division of Information Technology to provide technologies for faculty and students to enhance their academic curriculum and research.

The IRCC offers a High-Performance Computational (HPC) resource that allows faculty, along with their students, to examine more complex scientific and engineering problems that would otherwise be impossible to solve without this large-scale computing power. In many cases, being able to tackle large-scale problems requires the ability to process and store large data sets. To accommodate this need, large, long term, and fast storage for processing data will be available through the IRCC.

The IRCC also offers instructional-specific technologies such as on-demand virtual computing lab (VCL). Using our VCL, faculty can create classes that use virtual server technologies, which allow for computer labs to be conducted remotely. It allows students to launch a virtual server in our VCL Cloud at any time to further work on their classroom assignments.