For the past few years, a number of departments at UMass Amherst have been exploring different options for providing access to high-performance computing capabilities for scholars working with large, hard-to-wrangle datasets. Last year, the folks at Research Computing invited a handful of researchers to pilot-test a remote fast computing cluster solution (the “Unity Cluster”). The Unity Cluster has moved past the pilot stage, and is now in "beta" and open to a wider group of scholars.
If you are interested in making use of this resource, please visit the Unity website
, where you will be able to:
Mark Pachucki (Associate Professor of Sociology) was involved in the Unity pilot, and offers this introduction: