DLC Shared Hardware

A number of DLC groups operate dedicated computational resources for their own communities. Over time the number of DLC focussed resources has been falling with growing participation in campus wide shared resources with PI priority capabilities. However, there are still some sizable DLC resources available to some groups.

TIG Shared Computing

TIG shared computing, operated by the CSAIL infrastructure group, consists of an Openstack cluster and a Slurm cluster for general use by members of CSAIL. The Openstack environment supports full virtual machines. The Slurm cluster supports Singularity as a container engine for Docker containers. Additional compute and storage resources can be purchased by PIs to support group specific needs.

Further information and support is available at help@csail.mit.edu.


Openmind is a shared cluster for Brain and Cognitive Science research at MIT.

  • Compute power: Over 300 GPU cards and around¬†3500 CPU cores.
  • Hardware access: The cluster resources are managed by the Slurm scheduler which provides support for batch, interactive, and reservation-based use.
  • Software: Python is supported in Anaconda environment or Singularity containers. MATLAB is available.¬†

Further information and support is available from orcd-help-openmind@mit.edu

LNS Computing

The Laboratory for Nuclear Science in Physics operates computing resources that are available to researchers within LNS.

Further information and support is available from pra@mit.edu.

Kavli Computing

The MIT Kavli Institute operates a cluster for astrophysics research. The cluster uses the Slurm resource scheduler and is available for use by Kavli researchers.

Koch Bioinformatics

Koch operates a bioinformatics facility which specializes in processing needs of computational biologists.