RCIC Introduction

The Research Cyberinfrastructure Center (RCIC) at the University of California, Irvine is integral to research and teaching mission at UCI. It defines and maintains real infrastructure for high-performance and high-throughput computing, research data storage and analysis, and scientific software tool integration. Computing and data infrastructure is operated in a shared financial model where campus researchers[1] are given no-cost access to a baseline level of computing and highly-reliable storage, but can also purchase additional capacity and capability using grant or other funds. In addition, no-charge computation with modest local storage is available to a wider range of the campus community.

Access to RCIC resources are subject to our Acceptable Use Policy.

Please see HPC3 description that can be used in grant applications.

1. What does RCIC do?

RCIC deploys resources for the UCI research community. These include

  • HPC3, UCI’s next generation of shared computing supporting both a condo and pay-per-cycle model (Beta)

  • Research Storage (CRSP), Campus Research Storage Pool. Highly-reliable, encrypted-at-rest, data storage available across the UCI campus network

  • HPC, UCI’s "condo" cluster is retired as of January 5, 2021. Users need to use HPC3

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3. How to Acknowledge RCIC

Papers, presentations, and other publications featuring work that relied on RCIC resources, services or expertise should include the following acknowledgement:

This work utilized the infrastructure for high-performance and high-throughput computing, research data storage and analysis, and scientific software tool integration built, operated, and updated by the Research Cyberinfrastructure Center (RCIC) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The RCIC provides cluster-based systems, application software, and scalable storage to directly support the UCI research community. https://rcic.uci.edu


1. Ladder-rank faculty and any person who can serve as PI or Co-PI in extramural grants