Research Computing Services (RCS) provides researchers with the support, expertise and resources necessary to conduct research computing at Carleton.
RCS personnel will support and assist researchers in using Advanced Research Computing (ARC) and High-Performance resources available on- and off-campus. This support includes tutorials, training, workshops as well as assistance with porting and optimizing existing code.
For more information, please visit the Research Computing Services website.
Research Computing News
Friday, March 1, 2019
In Memoriam: Sylvain Pitre
It is with deep sadness that we inform the Carleton community of the death of Sylvain Pitre, Manager, Research Computing Services, who passed away on Feb. 23, 2019, after a brief illness. Sylvain joined the ITS team in 2014 to develop and lead the Research Computing Services (RCS) team providing researchers with the support,...
Monday, January 7, 2019
Spotlight on IT: 2018 Year in Review
This special edition of Spotlight on IT focuses on some of the great work done in our IT department over the past year. We wanted to share what we have been up to in our efforts to support and grow IT at Carleton University. We have just released our 2018 Year in Review. This report...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
OVPRI and ITS Collaborate to Support Researchers
The Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) (OVPRI) and Information Technology Services (ITS) are collaborating on a number of initiatives to enhance IT support for researchers. New Software Licensing Agreements Carleton has acquired new university-wide licenses for the IBM SPSS software and NVivo Plus. Both are now available...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Spotlight on IT: Autonomous Vehicles
Welcome to Carleton’s ITS newsletter, Spotlight on IT. We spotlight different trends and topics in the information technology world. If you know someone who would like to receive this newsletter send them here to subscribe! The age of driverless vehicles is quickly moving from futuristic dream to present-day reality. This month’s Spotlight is...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Our Quality Showcase Poster: Supporting Teaching and Research Excellence
November 30th was Carleton’s Quality Showcase. Although our representatives, Todd Switzer and Sylvain Pitre, were unable to present, ITS had a poster on display showcasing two services we offer to faculty and researchers: myDesktop and the Research Computing and Development Cloud. The first, MyDesktop, enables easy access to course-related...
Friday, September 23, 2016
Research Computing Services Help Save Researchers 68 Days
Tapping into the resources offered by the Research Computing Services team, Bruce Wallace and Phil Masson in Systems and Computer Engineering were able to quickly process large amounts of research data and nearly eliminate time consuming manual input. They were working with 350GB of input data and predicted that processing it was going to...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Getting to Know our Research Computing Services Team
Earlier this month, I sat down with Sylvain Pitre, Manager of Research Computing Services, to talk about what he and his team do for Carleton researchers. What is it that your team does? The three of us, Andrew, Blake and I, help faculty and students who are working on projects with advanced research computing...