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RCI: UC San Diego Research Cyberinfrastructure

RCI, a campus-wide initiative,
lets you focus on research,
and is:

  • Reliable and state of the art
  • Easy to use
  • Environmentally green
  • Cost effective

RCI: Research Cyberinfrastructure


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RCI is a UCSD-sponsored program that offers campus researchers the facilities, storage, data curation, computing, networking, and expertise to facilitate their research using shared cyberinfrastructure services across campus.

The RCI program provides UCSD principal investigators these cost-effective, reliable services for use in ongoing research and for incorporation into future research proposals. In general, these services are available at a reduced cost, subsidized by the RCI program. All services are also available to non-UCSD researchers at attractive non-subsidized rates.

RCI has a complete set of research infrastructure services, described in detail and available through this website. Most of these services are in production, while some continue in pilot phases to best determine researcher requirements and appropriate business models.

RCI Success Stories

Read about a few of the many exciting research advances our users have experienced with the help of RCI Services. Download the Success Stories flyer.

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RCI Success Stories

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New Storage Publication

Download a new research publication on RCI Storage.

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Intel Xeon Phi Programming Workshop

Intel Presents Xeon Phi programming workshop at SDSC on Thursday, March 20, 2014 (see details)

Next TSCC User Meeting

Tentative Date

May 21, 2014

RCI Services

Colocation ServicesCOLOCATION SERVICES
Energy-efficient, centrally managed datacenter space for hosting computer equipment and related components

ComputingCOMPUTING
High-performance computing with fast interconnect, large memory options, and high I/O bandwidth for data analysis

NetworkingNETWORKING
An uncongested, leading-edge network that facilitates research collaborations, data exchanges, and access to the colocation facility

Technical ExpertiseTECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Human expertise to optimize utilization of RCI services in the context of individual research projects

Centralized StorageCENTRALIZED STORAGE
Centrally-administered disk storage featuring high performance, accessibility, reliability, and scalability

Data CurationDATA CURATION
Consulting services that help researchers with data management plans and long-term curation of research data