Computational Research Consulting
We offer technical support and consulting services for computational research.
The broad label "consulting" describes support for U of L researchers ranging
from the installation of new software in the HPC environment to collaboration on
existing computational research projects or the initiation of new projects.
For simple questions or problems using the HPC environment or to report
a bug or problem with HPC hardware, please contact the HPC Helpdesk. For more involved
computational problems or for assistance beginning new computational research,
please contact a
research computing consultant or request
Broadly speaking, consulting services are
divided into open and extended consulting arrangements. Open consulting is
typically limited to 8 hours or less of work on a project per year, but open
consulting, as the name implies, is open to everyone. After contacting a
consultant, we will respond to your request as quickly as possible. Extended
consulting is for longer problems, larger projects, or collaborations between
consultant and researcher, and the finite resource of consulting time requires
that a researcher submit an application for these consulting services.
Extended consulting projects are limited to 160 hours per year. For longer
projects, fee-based consulting is available.
Specific examples of
projects suitable for open consulting include:
- Installing open source software for a particular user or project
- Determining which installed software (if any) is suitable for a particular
- Discussions for initiating new research projects
consulting projects whose goal is to lead to new avenues of research or new
funding are given priority, as well as projects involving collaborations between
faculty members. The feasibility of an extended consulting project is in part
determined by the availability of a consultant with suitable expertise. The
research computing division has in-house expertise in database design,
optimization, and administration as well as broad experience developing new
parallel programs. Specific research experience in computational mechanics,
computational classical and quantum physics, and multiscale modeling is also
More detailed descriptions of the consulting
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