Computational Resources

Compute Resources

The RIC has exclusive access to high-performance compute resources on the UIC Extreme supercomputer, enabling us to perform computationally-intensive analyses in a timely manner on behalf of customers. These resources include an 80-core compute queue, and a 64-core high-memory (1TB RAM) queue.


Currently, the Research Resources Center has a single-seat, single-user license to MetaCore. It is used on behalf of researchers by the RIC during bioinformatics analysis, and is available for researchers to use themselves upon request for an hourly charge: $30/hour, or $100/hour if you need additional training from a bioinformatician. Users may schedule times to use the software by emailing us; please include your RRCAN at the time of scheduling.


The RIC Galaxy serves as a user-friendly compute environment for customized workflows created by the RIC. For more information, please contact us about Galaxy. CRI Galaxy users may log in at CRI Galaxy (account required).