NJIT Cyberinfrastructure

The Information and Services Technology Division is pleased to offer the following cyberinfrastructure information and support for faculty and student research.

The term "cyberinfrastructure" was coined by a National Science Foundation blue-ribbon advisory panel hailing a new age in scientific and engineering research fueled by the continuing advances in computing, information, and communication technology. Cyberinfrastructure describes the research environments in which advanced computational, collaborative, data acquisition and management services are available to researchers through high-performance networks.  This infrastructure integrates hardware for computing, data and networks, digitally-enabled sensors, observatories and experimental facilities, and an interoperable suite of software and middleware services and tools. Cyberinfrastructure has become critical; researchers today depend on it in much the same way that society today relies on its physical infrastructure to provide electricity, water, telephones and roads.

NJIT has developed a local cyberinfrastructure well-positioned to allow NJIT faculty and students to collaborate at local, national, and global levels on many issues at the forefront of science and engineering research. The Academic and Research Computing Systems (ARCS) department within the IST division is committed to supporting and helping to enhance research efforts. ARCS staff members are glad to meet to discuss a research endeavor.  Simply email arcs@njit.edu . And be sure to check out our HPC and Big Data Wiki for a wealth of detail and discussion.

NJIT also supports cooperative and collaborative efforts such as the World Community Grid. NJIT has been a member of the World Community Grid since April 2006, donating unused computing cycles in student computer labs to this world wide philanthropic effort. NJIT and its community members have contributed the equivalent of over 1800 years of grid time. You can read more about the World Community Grid and consider donating computing cycles to it at www.worldcommunitygrid.org .

Follow the links below to learn more about NJIT's local cyberinfrastructure and how it can help your research:

Information on national cyberinfrastructure initiatives can be found at NSFs Office of Cyberinfrastructure.

Last Updated: March 30, 2016