The SCINet initiative is an effort by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to improve the USDA’s research capacity by providing scientists with access to high performance computer clusters, cloud computing, improved networking for data transfer and training in scientific computing
No network upgrades are needed. Users can access Ceres and Atlas our computer clusters, from any ARS location, university or home.
We offer many graphical programs including Galaxy, CLC workbench and Geneious.
We are expanding our mission and want to create solutions for people doing research in modeling, chemistry and geospatial analysis. If you need something to meet your needs let us know.
Use preinstalled software modules, or install our own with Conda or compile them yourself. Containers are supported too. analysis. If you need something to meet your needs let us know.
We offer fast data transfer tools like Globus are upgrading our cluster to have 7.3 petabytes of storage.
SCINet is more than hardware and cables. A key part of our mission is training ARS scientists in computational methods.