The ACE Compute Core houses the ACE data center/server room, home to a robust high-performance computing environment.


  • 320 cores
  • 1.25 TB of RAM
  • 1.5 petabytes of high-speed storage with next generation file systems (expected)
  • 10 Gbps NREN connection (RENU)
  • 200 Mbps internet connection (RENU)

Potential Uses

  • Full microbial genome sequencing.
  • Large-scale data analysis.
  • Host large databases
  • Regional mirrors of important reference databases.
  • Enables and accelerates data science, genomics, modeling and imaging visualization.
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.