RCIC Introduction

The Research Cyberinfrastructure Center (RCIC) at the University of California, Irvine provides scalable cluster-based computing infrastructure (HPC3) and scalable systems (Campus Research Storage, Parallel File Systems ) for storing and analyzing research data. HPC3 includes a rich collection of domain-specific software packages. A dedicated staff provides hardware and software support to the campus research community.

1. Baseline Allocations

UCI researchers[1] are given no-cost access to baseline levels of computing and campus research storage. When the baseline is insufficient for a particular lab, researchers can purchase additional capacity using grant or other funds.

RCIC resources are funded and operated under a shared financial model: no-cost resources to a certain baseline (cycles and storage) and then PI-funded expansion of allocations (computing, cluster storage, campus research storage) when needed. In general, the cost of administration of these resources is covered in RCIC’s annual budget.

Allocations are PI-centered but the researcher can share their allocation with their students, postdocs, and other researchers. Access to all RCIC resources requires a UCINetID and faculty can sponsor external collaborators to provide and share access.

2. Acceptable Use and Grant Support

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

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

3. List of Resources that RCIC Supports

RCIC deploys resources for the UCI research community. These include

4. Recent News

5. 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