The CRI offers BSD researchers a comprehensive computing infrastructure, including HPC, server virtualization, secure data storage and backup, and expert technical support. Housed in Kenwood Data Center on the University of Chicago campus, our IT resources handle the computational demands of advanced analytics and big data while we uphold a strong commitment to data security and patient privacy.

OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

SECURE DATA STORAGE

with centralized, automated, encrypted backup and restore

  • 1.83 petabytes of storage
  • Secured and HIPAA-compliant
  • Backed up nightly

SEE STORAGE OPTIONS

HPC CLUSTER

for fast, advanced data processing and analysis

  • 120 compute nodes with 3 tiers of memory (3360 total cores)
  • 6 accelerator nodes with NVidia GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
  • 350 TB scratch space
  • See full cluster details here

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COMMERCIAL ANALYTICS PACKAGES

use our licenses and computing power to run analyses with commercial software

  • SAS, Stata, MATLAB, Mathematica, RStudio
  • Windows and Linux environments available

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SERVER VIRTUALIZATION

provisioning application, web, and database servers

  • OS options: Windows, Linux
  • DBMS options: MySQL, Postgresql, SQL Server
  • Web server options: Apache, IIS

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KENWOOD DATA CENTER

kenwood data centerAlmost all of the CRI’s computing infrastructure is located in the energy-efficient, state-of-the-art Kenwood Data Center at 6045 S. Kenwood Avenue on the University of Chicago campus. This new, 4600-square-foot data center was designed with redundancy in mind and has been tested to withstand extended power outages without system or service interruption. CRI servers are physically secure in this continuously staffed and monitored facility.

Kenwood is equipped to house systems that may fall under certain federal guidelines, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), making the CRI’s resources essential for researchers who work with protected health information.

USER RESOURCES

  ACCOUNTS

A BSD account is required to request access to CRI resources. Read more about BSD accounts and passwords.

  TECHNICAL HELP

If you have questions about CRI resources, we’re here to answer. Call our help desk at 773-834-8475 or send us an email. If you’ve run into a problem with one of our resources, submit a ticket here.

  SECURITY

We are proud to work with the BSD Information Security Office (ISO) to keep our resources secure and compliant with organizational, state, and federal guidelines. The ISO website offers additional security information and services.