Research Computing at Harvard Medical School

Research Computing (RC) provides information technology systems and services that support the research mission of Harvard Medical School investigators and research affiliates.

RC is comprised of two service groups that work together:

Our services include:

RC provides thousands of cores of computing power to scale up workflows. Tens of thousands of jobs run on the cluster every day for big and small projects in next-gen sequencing analysis, molecular dynamics, mathematical modeling, image analysis, proteomics, and other areas.

Specialized hardware is available, including GPU and high-memory machines.

There are multiple tiers of high performance network storage for different needs.

Extensive research software tools are available in a Linux environment - including open source and some commercially licensed applications – as well as some research-focused desktop software.

Consulting support includes choosing and installing appropriate software, building workflows, and scaling them up to work efficiently in the HMS environment.


William Barnett, Sr. Director, Research Computing: wbarnett@hms.harvard.ediu

Amir Karger, Associate Director, Research Computing:

Mason Miranda, Director, Research IT Solutions: