Welcome

Research Computing Services is a centralized resource for all HBS faculty, doctoral students, staff, and collaborators.

  • Our staff includes research analysts, statisticians, programmers, and project managers
  • We provide personalized guidance in all phases of research projects: planning, data collection, analysis, and reporting

Services include:

  • methodological, programming, and statistical consultation
  • research software support
  • data services, including support for the research grid

The research grid offers more memory, speed, and processing power through a single entry point, and is an valuable resource in several ways.

  • The grid software optimizes resources through load sharing, scheduling, and queuing of jobs across multiple servers.
  • There is a browser-based interface for submitting jobs in addition to the usual connection through SSH.
  • Multiple servers provide redundancy to avoid a single point of failure, thereby reducing the need for maintenance outages.
  • The grid is easily scalable to expand computing resources as needed.
  • All data and files stored on the research grid can be accessed in the usual way; in fact, they haven't been moved.

For more information: email us at research@hbs.edu.