Florida State University

FSU Research Computing Center

Information Technology Services


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

Data Center Update - Funding Committed for Sliger Renovation

We are pleased to announce that funding has been allocated by the division of Finance and Administra…

New Scratch Volume

As part of our ongoing migration to GPFS, we have setup a new scratch volume.  We encourage all gene…

Sustainable Energy RAZOR Lecture - April 17

RCC Collaborator Jose Mendoza-Cortes will give a RAZOR Lecture at the Challenger Learning Center: To…

Migrate your home directory to our new storage system

Our new storage system, GPFS, is now online!  We encourage all Panasas and Lustre users to migrate y…

Announcing Docker and Singularity Support

The HPC now supports containers!  Using a new tool called Singularity, you can import and run Docker…

Data Center Improvements

We've been working to improve the performance and reliability of our data centers in the Sliger and …

Latest Spotlight

Examining the Emissions Riskscape of Minority Communities in the US

Associate Professor in the department of Political Science at FSU, has been conducting research exploring environmental risk patterns and the implementation of environmental policy in the United States. Chris is particularly interested in seeing if …

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