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Cloud Computing

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform by Amazon that offers a range of services such as computing, storage, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Researchers can leverage these services on AWS to advance their projects and initiatives effectively.

  • Google Cloud (GCP)

    Researchers at UCF can now leverage the power of Google Cloud to accelerate their projects using discounted rates.

  • Microsoft Azure

    UCF IT has built a robust, scalable, highly-available, and secure Azure environment to handle a variety of workloads. Azure services that UCF provides include virtual machines, storage, archive storage, DNS for hosting and content delivery network.

  • NSF CloudBank

    Request cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM) resources as part of NSF CISE proposals or existing CISE awards through Cloud Bank. This is a fully managed service with no invoices for researchers to pay for any cloud services consumed on these awards, if approved.

Computing Clusters

  • Newton GPU Cluster

    Newton is a GPU accelerated High Performance Computing ("HPC") cluster housed at ARCC and provides a total of 42 NVidia Tesla V100 GPUs and 58 Nvidia Tesla H100 GPUs across 50 nodes with either 100 Gb/s EDR or 100/200 GB/s HDR InfiniBand.

  • Stokes CPU Cluster

    Stokes is one of the High Performance Computing ("HPC") clusters housed at ARCC and provides 168 compute nodes, about 6,600 compute cores and 100/200 Gb/s HDR InfiniBand interconnect between all nodes.


  • Proposal Partnership

    We offer consultation for technical architecture and budget estimation for your proposals.

  • Proposal Templates

    Facilities description and data management templates are available to be included in your proposals.

  • Upwork

    Researchers seeking developers, project managers, game developers and other tech talent for their projects now have access to hire professionals through the UCF's contract with Upwork.

  • Virtual Office Hours

    We are excited to introduce virtual office hours with our team of IT professionals, who specialize in cloud computing, high-performance computing, software development, data pipelines, networking, and more. These sessions are designed to provide personalized assistance and expert guidance on the software and technologies integral to your research. Whether you need help troubleshooting an issue,…

Data Repositories

  • Global Registry of Research Data Repositories (Re3data)

    Through, a global registry of research data repositories, researchers can locate data in a discipline specific repository, or find an appropriate repository for depositing research data.

  • NIST Science Data Portal

    Search and discover NIST public datasets, tools and other resources in Material Science, Manufacturing, Forensics, Materials, Physics, Chemistry, Communications, and Technology domains.

  • NSF Public Access Repository

    A partnership with the Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

National Computing Resources

  • HiPerGator

    UCF researchers can request an account on UF's new NVIDIA AI supercomputer, the HiPerGator AI.

  • National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot

    Advanced computing and data resources, such as GPUs, pre-trained models, AI-ready datasets are available for U.S. researchers and educators.

  • National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

    For Department of Energy aligned projects, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) resources are available for large-scale computational work.

  • NSF’s ACCESS Cyberinfrastructure Program

    ACCESS is a National Science Foundation funded program through which researchers can request allocation on nationally available advanced computational and storage resources that participate in the ACCESS program.

  • Open Science Grid (OSG)

    Open Science Grid (OSG) national, distributed computing resource available for free for running thousands of independent computations.   US-based research projects can run jobs via OSG Connect which is the online portal through which users can access their allocation. Main financial support for the OSG Team comes from NSF funded projects, with additional funding from several…

Regulated Research

  • Knight Shield

    A controlled and authorized computing environment to support UCF researchers and staff with federal cybersecurity requirements for handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The environment meets the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204.7012 and may potentially be used by projects requiring compliance with the FISMA Act of 2014 and HIPAA/HITECH Security Rule.

  • Office of Research Cyber Risk Management (OCRM)

    Researchers working with federal data, For Official Use Only (FOUO)/Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or have federal data requirements (DFARS 252.204-7012, FISMA, etc.) can work with Office of Research Cyber Risk Management (OCRM) for their project’s environment assessment, System Security Plan (SSP) and Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M).

  • Research Data Privacy

    The privacy and protection of personal information are considered a fundamental right and therefore must be protected. Confidential information involving the university, often falling into the categories of highly restricted or restricted data, must also be protected. UCF is dedicated in the safe and appropriate handling and processing of personal data in research.

  • Restricted Research Data

    UCF Information Security Office has provided guidance for approved storage to meet the requirements for handling and protecting Restricted Data such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Highly Restricted Data such as Protected Health Information (PHI), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). If you have any questions, please contact us.

Research Software

  • ArcGIS

    ArcGIS is a cloud-based data collection and analysis tool. ArcGIS provides data-driven styles to explore and visualize 2D and 3D data.

  • EndNote

    EndNote supports thousands of citation styles, and allows users to quickly add citations from online databases, or add manual citations to their manuscripts.

  • Globus

    UCF has a Globus subscription for secure and reliable research data management across systems. Using Globus, you can transfer, share and discover data via a single interface.


    SPSS Statistics is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis.

  • JMP

    JMP (pronounced "jump") is a suite of computer programs for statistical analysis.


    UCF is now providing unlimited campus wide access to MATLAB, Simulink, and additional MathWorks products on and off campus, on any device.

  • Overleaf

    Overleaf is a cloud-based LaTeX editor with real-time collaboration capability that can be easily used for creating and publishing documents using LaTeX markup.

  • Qualtrics

    Qualtrics Online Survey is a subscription software for collecting and analyzing data for market research, customer satisfaction and loyalty, product and concept testing, employee evaluations and website feedback.

  • REDCap

    REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

  • SAS

    SAS (previously “Statistical Analysis System”) is a software suite developed for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.

Research Storage and Data Management

  • DMPTool

    Create data management plans using the DMPTool's click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements.

  • Dropbox

    Dropbox Business Advanced is now available as a UCF-sanctioned cloud storage and collaboration tool.


    STARS, UCF's institutional repository, provides an unlimited storage option for hosting data and other research outputs at no additional cost to you. STARS uses the Digital Commons platform, a comprehensive cloud solution, for storing, managing, and sharing research and scholarship.


  • Learning Resources

    Learning resources available to UCF researchers on various topics related to working with research data, data analysis, computation, scientific publishing, etc.

  • Workshops

    Periodic workshops will be offered to researchers on the topics of High-Performance Computing, Research Data Transfers, Python, R, Introduction to Bash scripting, cloud computing, etc.