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Research Cluster

The Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC) operates all centrally-maintained research computing resources at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. A division of Purdue IT, the Rosen Center gets its name in memory of Saul Rosen, who served as director of Purdue's Computing Center from 1968 to 1987 and who helped to establish Purdue as a pioneering academic institution in high-performance computing. You can learn more about him in a biography of Saul Rosen.

RCAC provides advanced computational resources and services to support Purdue faculty and staff researchers. We also conduct our own research and development to enhance the capabilities of these resources.


RCAC provides access to leading-edge computational and data storage systems as well as expertise in a broad range of high-performance computing activities. To fulfill our mission, we:

  • evaluate, deploy, and support hardware and software for large-scale scientific computing;
  • promote the effective use of our research computing systems and application software through training and education, consultation, and documentation;
  • contribute to the discovery process through algorithm design and development of effective computing techniques; and
  • partner with researchers to develop grant proposals by providing expertise in the assessment of hardware and software requirements.

The Purdue Research Computing CI Plan (183.98 KB) is available as a reference for the strategic goals of the Rosen Center specifically, and Purdue IT more broadly.

Facilities boilerplate text about RCAC facilities for grant submissions is available at Purdue E-Pubs.

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