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Kent State University offers a variety of services related to research. Given that many grants require overviews for computing resources available at the institution, we have provided some overviews for you to include in your research proposals. Please feel free to use these as appropriate. If there is something you need that is not reflected in the below overviews, please submit a ticket for research support and we will be happy to assist.
Kent State University offers a robust and unique service offering, empowering faculty to quickly and easily share extremely large data sets with any Internet2 university. The service includes a network connection speed of 100Gb/s to Internet2. This allows researchers to transfer large files in seconds or minutes, instead of hours or days. This cluster includes 24TB of high-speed storage dedicated for the transferring of files. Additionally, the cluster provides 100TB of storage for files at rest. For detailed specifications or a discussion on capabilities, please contact Philip Thomas at plthomas [at] kent.edu
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is a high-performance computing service, provided by the State of Ohio, and managed by the Ohio State University. The services provided by OSC enables state institutions to conduct complex analysis on large data sets through their high-performance computing environment and advanced networking infrastructure. Additionally, OSC partners with leading scientific investigators in developing joint proposals to regional, national, and international organizations. A detailed look at their computing environment can be found at the OSC Cluster Computing page. A full listing of software packages can be found on the OSC Software page. If there are software packages needed, but not present in the list, OSC’s flexible staff would be happy to investigate the feasibility of adding software packages into their library. Services are competitively priced to ensure minimal overhead. A full listing of their pricing model is located on the OSC Service Costs page.
Open Access Kent State (OAKS) is Kent State University Libraries’ institutional repository (IR), which highlights the scholarship at all of Kent State University's campuses and locations. OAKS collects, preserves, and provides open access to the intellectual output of Kent State in digital format. OAKS is managed by Kent State University Libraries and is built on the open source Islandora stack.
OAKS allows for long-term data storage and preservation at the conclusion of projects, and is administered by University Libraries. All Kent State faculty, students, and staff may utilize it free of charge. As an Open Access repository, data can be made accessible worldwide. No costs are associated with this service. A persistent URL will be associated with the contributed content, and if requested, a DOI will be created as well. If the data requires an embargo and cannot be broadly shared immediately, a metadata record will be viewable while the data remains restricted. Data must be de-identified before submission to the institutional repository.