What is Research Computing?
Taking a computational task from the laptop or desktop to more advanced hardware and
software is not always a simple process. Administering advanced computational hardware
and software are specialized skill sets. Taking the results of computational science
and engineering and producing
visualizations that will aid researchers or help instruct students requires specialized training and experience. Not all researchers can program advanced computing environments to take advantage of the environment's resources. This programming support is often vital to helping research progress. It is part of the responsibilities of a research computing department to provide this specialized and personalized support.