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Center for Integrated Research Computing



CIRC offers University researchers state of the art computing technology and software including support for the use and implementation of these resources. CIRC currently maintains about 1,440 TeraFLOPS of high performance computing systems and 5.2 petabytes of parallel file system storage.

BlueHive Cluster

480 nodes, 14,392 CPU cores, 72 TB RAM, 5.2 PB Storage, and 1,440 TeraFLOPS

The BlueHive cluster is CIRC's primary Linux cluster for demanding computations, which provides approximately 1,440 TFLOPS of computing capacity. This system consists of 480 nodes with a high-speed, low-latency, InfiniBand interconnect. The most recent addition to the BlueHive Cluster houses dual-processor systems up to 96 cores per node and ranges in memory from 20 GB to 3 TB. A number of compute nodes have dedicated coprocessing cards, including NVIDIA's K80 (Kepler), V100 (Volta), and A100 (Ampere) GPUs. In addition, some nodes of the cluster are dedicated to running “big data” analytics applications, such as Hadoop and Spark.

The entire BlueHive cluster has an InfiniBand-attached storage system providing approximately 5.2 PB of configurable raw disk within a GPFS file system Over 200 nodes with varying capacity have been integrated into the BlueHive cluster for faculty investigators who have purchased additional priority-base compute capacity for the environment. CIRC runs the SLURM resource scheduler and queuing system to optimize usage and to support multiple users of the BlueHive Linux cluster environment. Additionally, users have access to a browser-based technology to connect to BlueHive using a resumable web browser interface.


  • Access to high-performance computing and data analytics systems
  • Research collaboration
  • Assistance in grant writing
  • Individual and group training
  • Monthly symposia sessions
  • Contributed hardware for priority access
  • Cloud computing for research

Affiliated Organizations

In support of its mission to enable researchers to take advantage of computing resources at the University of Rochester, CIRC works together with other organizations. A selection of these affiliated organizations is below: