The Core Computational Technology (CCT) team is engaged in many collaborative activities on the UW–Madison campus to provide computing resources to WID researchers. We’re intimately involved with the UW Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC), directed by Miron Livny, which provides campus-wide computing infrastructure and support services. Furthermore, access to the WID Compute Cluster and CHTC computing resources is provided through HTCondor, a widely used job scheduling system in active development at UW–Madison. As part of the efforts of the UW-Madison Advanced Computing Infrastructure and CHTC to improve research computing across campus, the services provided by CCT will soon be supplemented with high-performance computing resources in order to provide both High Throughput Computing (HTC) and High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities.

By partnering with the above computing organizations, CCT is able to facilitate and support the computing needs of all WID researchers. The CCT staff makes itself available for consultations and informational sessions, and provides self-service tools to deliver ongoing support.

Through its collaboration with building researchers, CCT has enabled and accelerated discoveries across a broad range of multidisciplinary research topics, including the following:

  • Algorithm development and optimization
  • Bacterial evolution
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomaterials engineering
  • Cardiac cell biology
  • Data management optimization
  • Deep linguistic processing
  • Gene expression and regulation
  • Genome-wide network biology
  • Influenza virology
  • Regenerative biology
  • Stem cell engineering