Research Computing Center

Dedicated to providing the University of Chicago community a full-service high-performance computing (HPC) center, including visualization resources, access to software, workshops, one-on-one consulting with domain experts, and complete data-management strategies to researchers across all departments and divisions. Begin here.

Social Sciences Computing Services

Provides faculty with technical and desktop support, access to University-licensed software, discounted rates for purchasing software, and equipment, and use of the Division’s server. Visit the SSCS website for more information.

IT Services

Provides faculty and students with technical support, access to University-licensed software, discounted rates for purchasing cloud storage, software, and equipment, and web hosting. See below for a list of services or visit their website.

UChicago Virtual Lab
Faculty and students may access licensed academic software from the campus network using vLab, a remote desktop computing environment. Available software includes MATLAB, ArcGIS, SPSS, R, Stata, and Mathematica. Begin here.

Cloud Computing
IT Services offers discounted rates for cloud computing through university-wide agreements with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Learn more.

Cloud Storage

  • Google Suite: UChicago makes G Suite for Education available to all faculty, students, and staff, including: Gmail, Docs, Drive (with unlimited storage), Calendar, and Sites. Learn more.
  • UChicago Box: A cloud-based storage service that provides unlimited free, online space for storing or sharing files. Files stored on Box can be synced and accessed from desktops, mobile devices, and laptops. Log in here.
  • OneDrive: File storage and sharing, desktop syncing, and mobile Microsoft apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.).

IT Services offers discounts on some computer hardware. It is possible to purchase used equipment at a discount through the Leasing Office – used monitors for your RAs can be purchased for $30. Contact IT Services for specific availability and pricing: Dial (2-5800) or contact IT via email.