The University of Saskatchewan is a research intensive university that recognises computing and communications services as important in supporting that research. ICT provides a number of research computing services, many of them in collaboration with colleges and units on campus.
High Performance Computing (HPC) services provide researchers with access to computer clusters for scientific research. The University of Saskatchewan is part of a regional HPC consortium (WestGrid) and the national HPC strategy (Compute Canada).
Visualisation centres enable researchers to see and interact with their data in ways that enhance aspects of the data. In particular 3-D data can viewed in stereo, providing a better sense of depth. The WestGrid Collaboration and Visualization Facility has a stereo viewing facility, and U of S researchers have some free access to the 3-D Virtual Reality Centre at the Saskatchewan Research Council.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services are available to support research at the U of S. This includes data sets, an ESRI site license, as well as training, consulting, and programming services.
Grant application assistance is available for researchers applying for research funding.
A number of services for researcher-owned computers, including installation, system updates and security, are provided by ICT.
The remote access service allows you to run campus licensed programs without the need to install them on your own computer.
Statistical software can assist researchers with data analysis. Training for statistical software is available.
There are mathematical software packages for analytical and predictive use as well.
Qualitative analysis software assists in the analysis of non-numerical data.
Conferencing and collaboration tools for research such as wikis, web conferencing, and blogs allow researchers to communicate with other researchers from a distance and can support group collaboration.
You can reach research computing support by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.