FASRC Computing Cluster

FAS Research Computing logoHarvard 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. Features & Cost
  2. Eligibility
  3. Request an Account
  4. Training, Documentation, & Support


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: rchelp@rc.fas.harvard.edu.

2. FASRC Eligibility Criteria for Harvard Chan School Investigators

  • Access to FASRC resources is organized through the account of an eligible PI.

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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


4. FASRC Training, Documentation, & Support