The power of dragons

UAB secures more research funding every year than all other universities in Alabama combined, bringing high-impact innovations as well as jobs and a tremendous economic benefit to Birmingham, Alabama and beyond. UAB also houses Alabama’s fastest high-performance computer, which supports more than 1,000 researchers with research portfolios in excess of $125 million annually. These researchers are intent on changing the world.

Cheaha Supercomputer

Cheaha Supercomputer

UAB’s high performance supercomputer. Learn how it can help you and get started.

Featured Research

Featured Research

Learn how researchers at UAB save lives and propel their results.

Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

Learn about opportunities for collaboration and training.

We’re here to help you

UAB IT Research Computing provides comprehensive support for researchers that use Cheaha, develop and maintain the cluster, and provide advanced software and consulting support if needed by researchers. Research Computing staff also maintain proposal support documentation, such as letters of commitment and facilities descriptions, to allow researchers a tighter focus on their projects.

Monthly Training

Second Wednesday of each month
1 - 2:30 pm, held virtually via YouTube.

  • Job Scheduling
  • GPU Computation
  • Jupyter Notebooks
  • Requesting Resources

Virtual Office Hours

  • Mondays 10 am - noon
    held virtually via Zoom.

  • Wednesdays 1 - 3 pm
    held virtually via Zoom
  • Thursdays 10 am - noon
    held virtually via Zoom.

Contact us to make an appointment.

  • 205-996-4300
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Data Science Club

A weekly exploration of the practical use of data science

Fridays 9:30 - 10:30 am, held virtually via YouTube.

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  • Cheaha user honored by AHA

    Cheaha user Ramaraju Rudraraju, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, is part of the UAB team that won an American Heart Association prize for project mapping links between health disparities and COVID-19. Learn more at the UAB Reporter.

  • Supercomputer Cheaha now certified for HIPAA data

    The high-performance computer Cheaha has been officially certified as HIPAA-compliant, giving researchers who work with protected health information such as patient records the power of Alabama's fastest supercomputer. Read more on the UAB eReporter.