Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC) standard services are now paid fully by the Harvard Chan School for School PIs and their research labs.
1. FASRC Features & Cost
- Cannon high-performance computing cluster (formerly Odyssey): free service includes CPU and GPU compute
- Storage: information on storage tiers and cost is available on the FASRC website. A policy on School coverage of PI storage is currently under development. Storage of less than 20 TB on less expensive tiers will generally be covered. If PIs need large volumes of storage or storage on expensive tiers, please contact Deane Eastwood or Matt Ronn at HSPH IT to discuss options.
- Above standard services: customized solutions for Harvard level 3 data and above, and other above standard services may incur a fee
- FISMA-compliant data enclave is in development and its use may incur additional costs to the PI
Please contact FASRC staff with questions regarding services they provide, or to discuss the development of custom research computing solutions: email@example.com.
2. FASRC Eligibility Criteria for Harvard Chan School Investigators
- Access to FASRC resources is organized through the account of an eligible PI.
- Eligible PIs include primary faculty, research scientists, and others (see the School’s PI Eligibility Policy).
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- The PI must run some portion of their research operation through the Harvard Chan School (e.g. grant or research staff are based at the Harvard Chan School); eligibility will be confirmed annually.
Questions about PI eligibility can be sent to Michele Sinunu.
3. Request a FASRC Account
- This process begins with the registration of an eligible PI
- Lab members may then join by selecting their registered PI when setting up their account
- More information can be found on the FASRC/Harvard Chan School Overview page and the Harvard Chan School-specific FAQs page
4. FASRC Training, Documentation, & Support
- Weekly virtual office hours are available with FASRC staff on Wednesdays from 12 PM to 3 PM
- FASRC training calendar including monthly new user trainings
- Cluster Quick Start Guide (scroll down to find newly developed helpful videos)
- FASRC Documentation
- Submit a ticket via the RC Portal or email firstname.lastname@example.org