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High Performance Computing System

WVCTSI's High Performance Computing (HPC) system provides researchers at West Virginia University a secure computing solution for large datasets that is faster and more powerful than any individual computer can offer. This platform allows users to model and predict outbreaks, conduct genomic analysis, analyze patient outcomes that include continuous sensor data and large dataset analysis, and analyze medical images.

Registration Instructions

instructions to become a WVCTSI member, create an iLab account and request an account for services related to the HIPAA-compliant HPC system can be found below/

To become a WVCTSI member: complete the WVCTSI Membership Form

To create an iLab account:
1. Go to
2. Sign in using your WVU credentials. This should re-direct you to the standard WVU login page.
3. Once logged in, select your lab/PI. If the lab or PI you are affiliated with does not appear in the drop-down list, please select “CTSI Community” as your lab. You will receive an email when your account has been finalized.

To request a consultation from WVCTSI:
1. From the iLab home page, open the left menu using the 3 bars and choose “Core Facilities.”
2. From the list of cores, select the WVCTSI Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics Core.
3. In the upper right hand corner of the core home page, click on the “Request Services” tab.
4. Choose “request service” next to High Performance Computing Request.
5. Complete the request form in full; then click “submit.” Please do not enter any payment information. A core staff member will reach out to you with further details.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can access the HPC?
    • WVCTSI members at West Virginia University
  • What types of projects should use the HPC?
  • Who can I talk to if I need assistance with the HPC?
    • For project questions, assistance with setup, or training, please submit an HPC Request Form in iLab. For more immediate assistance, please contact BMIR staff directly.
  • What are the technical specifications of the HPC?
    • The cluster consists of head nodes (2) and a login node, as well as 1 large memory node, 2 GPU compute nodes, and 5 Central Processing Unit’s (CPU) compute nodes, all of which are connected via a 200 GB HDR Infiniband interconnect. The large memory node is a dual-socket Intel 6248 CPU (20 cores each at 2.5 GHz) with 1.5 Terabyte (TB) Random Access Memory (RAM) and 480 GB Solid State Drive (SSD). GPU compute nodes consist of dual-socket Intel 6248 CPU (20 cores each at 2.5 GHz) with 384 GB RAM, a 1.6 TB SSD, and (2) Nvidia V100 GPUs. CPU compute nodes consist of dual-socket Intel 6248R CPU (24 cores each at 3.0 GHz) with 384 GB RAM and two 480 GB SSDs. GPU login node is a dual-socket Intel Gold 6242 (16 cores each at 2.8 GHz) with 192 GB RAM, four 480 GB SSDs, and one Nvidia V100S GPU.


Emily Morgan, MPH - Assistant Director of Research Data Services