Center for Research Computing

The Center for Research Computing (CRC) helps to establish the overall direction of research computing services university-wide in collaboration with research centers and academic departments. It ensures that KU has the best research computing infrastructure available.

The recently renovated Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) is part of the CRC. The ACF provides a 20-fold increase in power to support of a diverse range of research including chemistry, biology, pharmaceutical, engineering and cross-disciplinary projects and has the capability of supporting over 24,000 processing cores.

  • Computer modeling and simulation
  • High dimensional data processing
  • Knowledgeable staff with expertise in data-intensive research
  • Servers are available for researchers and general access
Riley Epperson, Director
Nichols Hall


Biochemistry & Protein Science

Bioinformatics & Modeling


Materials Characterization

Molecular Structures

Translational Biology

Ability to set up 24 NMR experiments at one time and eliminate periodic user intervention
Screen up to 100,000 compounds in two days for endpoint assays
Next-generation genome sequencing
Near-infrared and bioluminescence imaging instrumentation to track gene of interest and/or tumor growth
Expertise in the design and stability of various pharmaceutical dosage forms
More than 40 computational chemistry software programs and databases
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