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Research Computing Hosting

University IT provides this research computing hosting service for Stanford researchers who want to operate their equipment in a secure, centrally managed data center. This controlled environment is run as a university resource, providing secure and reliable services for research computing.

The space is designed for high-density computing. University IT will work with the researcher and/or staff during and after the grant-writing process to ensure that appropriate equipment is specified for this space in Forsythe Hall.

Features include:

  • Assistance in specifying equipment, coordinating purchases, and planning deployment into the data center
  • Standard vendor-populated racks; pre-existing standard racks are also available
  • 10 GB network connection to the campus backbone and the researcher-provided switch
  • Secured entry
  • 7x24 monitoring of environmental control systems
  • Fire detection and suppression; water intrusion sensors
  • Power for installed equipment with visual usage information
  • An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect against power anomalies and standby generator to maintain normal operations during a utility outage

Getting started

To initiate an order for space in the Research Computing area of Forsythe Hall, work with your University IT Business Partner to jointly submit a HelpSU request.

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Last modified February 5, 2016