Rice Computing and Data Management Resources

Current shared facilities supporting research computing and data management at Rice University include a state-of-the-art off-site data center; robust, high-bandwidth network connectivity, high-available storage for managing digital information, high performance computing, and an institutional repository for research and education.


The Office of Information Technology offers multiple data storage solutions to the Rice community.  See http://it.rice.edu/storageoptions/.

Institutional Repository

The Rice Digital Scholarship Archive (RDSA) is based on the DSpace open source software platform. RDSA is managed by Digital Scholarship Services in Rice’s Fondren Library. RDSA provides management and preservation of Rice’s intellectual output, including electronic theses and dissertations; small to medium research datasets; faculty publications (under Rice’s open access policy); and digitized collections of rare or unique books, images, musical performances, and manuscripts.

Research Computing Facilities

The Center for Research Computing maintains computing facilities that are available to all Rice-affiliated researchers, including shared computing infrastructure and specialized computing infrastructure. See http://www.crc.rice.edu/sharecore/ for more information.

Data Center

Rice has a scalable data center, a state-of-the-art facility commissioned in 2007. This off-site facility, with a total of 23,000 square feet,  provides Rice with infrastructure for redundant power, cooling, and networking.