Cyberinfrastructure consists of Computing Systems, Data Storage, High-Speed Networking, Scientific Instruments, Data Repositories, Visualization Environments, and People, which are all linked together to make possible scholarly innovations and discoveries not otherwise possible.
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) first used the term Cyberinfrastructure referred to as information technology systems that provide particularly powerful and advanced capabilities.
UC Merced has Implemented several cyberinfrastructure projects to bridge the gap between accessibility and the use of advanced information technology systems.
Below you can find additional information about some of the cyberinfrastructure projects available at UC Merced.
The latest MRI acquisition serves as a centerpiece for high-impact work in UC Merced's scientific research. This shared compute cluster advances scientific workflows ranging from quantum chemistry to cognitive science.
The National Science Foundation supports the pinnacles Cluster (Grant No. ACI-2019144).Learn More
The National Science Foundation supported the Merced Cluster from 2014 to 2017 (Grant No. ACI-1429783).
To preserve Merced Clusters' legacy of being UC Merced's first campus cluster, We have adopted a limited community condo model combined with a recharge model to extend the usability and life of the cluster.Learn More
UC Merced is part of the Pacific Research Platform, a partnership of more than 50 institutions, led by researchers at UC San Diego and UC Berkeley and includes the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and multiple research universities in the US and around the world.
The National Science Foundation supports the Science DMZ Network (Grant No. ACI- 1659210).Learn More
The Wave Lab itself is among the largest walk-in visualization environments in the world, using UC San Diego's CalVR for viewing massive point clouds and 360° stereoscopic panorama photographs. But the Wave Lab is more than just rendering and display.
Wave Lab is also part of Nautilus, a HyperCluster for running containerized Big Data Applications. It utilizes Kubernetes to manage and scale containerized applications in conjunction with Rook to automate Ceph data services.Learn More
We strive to bring research computing, high-performance computing, high-speed networking, and advanced visualization to researchers, educators, and students of UC Merced.Learn More