Research Support

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CCIT is integrally engaged in Clemson’s research community by virtue of the vital resources we provide to enable innovation. Our teams and infrastructure helps the Clemson community achieve its research goals. Research Computing & Data (RCD) directly supports and interacts with the Clemson research and education community.  Three integrated teams support this mission – the RCD Engagement group, the Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies (GIS group), and the RCD Infrastructure group.

RCD Engagement Group

RCD Engagement is the front-facing team that supports all research that leverages the power of CCIT computing resources. The team comprises a well-established, highly successful group of faculty and technical staff with an international reputation for leading research in areas such as high-performance computing, high-throughput computing, high-performance networking, data access/storage and interpretation, and software environments for cyber-enabled communities.

Contact: Jill Gemmill,

Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies (GIS Group)

The Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies aims to build a community of interdisciplinary geospatial science practitioners through the support of research, teaching, and outreach activities using technologies that enable the collection, analysis, and application of geospatial data. The Center is dedicated to assisting faculty and students in the integration of geospatial technologies within their scholarly activities across all disciplines at Clemson University and building connections between academic, industrial, governmental and non-governmental institutions throughout the world.

Contact: Patricia Carbajales-Dale, 

RCD Infrastructure Group

This team installs and maintains hardware, storage, and systems software, including job scheduling, for the HPC cluster called “Palmetto”. The team also provides hardware support for all research computing equipment located in the ITC datacenter, including the national “CloudLab” resource. The Infrastructure team works closely with the Engagement team to provide the best possible solutions for Clemson’s computational research faculty and students.

Contact: Corey Ferrier, 

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Get started by attending one of our groups’ training sessions to learn more about how Clemson’s research computing and geospatial technologies can support and empower your research goals as well as your academic pursuits.

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