About ORCD

The MIT Office of Research Computing and Data (ORCD) is a team of people and resources dedicated to supporting core computing and data needs of the entire MIT research and education community.

ORCD’s mission has three elements:

  • providing access to a basic level of high performance research computing resources for all members of the research community at no charge
  • working with principal investigators (PIs) to support their specialized high performance research computing needs
  • developing and deploying consulting support for our users to effectively use MIT’s computational and data resources, as well as for administrators who purchase computing and data resources.

Established in September 2022, ORCD builds on the prior work of the Research Computing Project. Under the leadership of Dr. Chris Hill, the Research Computing Project made substantial high performance computational and data resources available to the research community both on the premises and via the cloud (AWS, Azure, and Google).