Researchers have access to a number of research facilities that have specialised hardware, software or other resources.
Virtualized Servers or Internal Cloud
Using the Internal Cloud service offered by ICT offers many advantages for researchers--less delay in getting research underway; no hardware obsolescence; minimal impact from hardware failures; easy scalability. The servers making up our cloud are right here on campus in secure server rooms. More information on Internal Cloud Service »
High Performance Computing Research Facility (HPCRF)
The HPCRF has available floor space or rack space specifically to house researcher-owned clusters or other high-density or high-requirement systems in a facility with adequate power, air conditioning and secure access. It can remove the need to renovate other lab space, and avoid the delays that can entail. More information HPC »
WestGrid Collaboration and Visualisation Facility
The WGCVF is a space that permits researchers to collaborate interactively using the AccessGrid network for conferencing using video and audio with many other sites at once. It also has a high-definition videoconferencing unit.
Engineering Shops has a three dimensional (solid) printer, also called "rapid prototyper". The cost for using this varies, but can be used by on-campus researchers to create a physical representation of their solid models. A stereolithographic file (.STL file) is needed, but may be generated by Engineering Shops from other standard modelling files. More information on the 3D printer »
Qualitative Research Centre
The Qualitative Research Centre, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences has expertise on qualitative and quantitative analyses and can assist in merging the two branches of data interpretation. More information on the QRC »