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Center for High Throughput Computing

The Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) offers a variety of large-scale computing resources and services for UW-affiliated researchers and their collaborators, including classically-defined high-throughput computing (HTC) and high-performance computing (HPC) resources. CHTC services and hardware are funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and various grants from the University itself.

CHTC resources are provided to all UW-Madison researchers, free of charge. Even external collaborators with an on-campus sponsor may be given access to resources. Request an account here.

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Million Hours Served97121265
Research Projects126126188

High throughput computing (HTC) is the shared utilization of autonomous computational resources toward a common goal, where all the elements are optimized for maximizing computational throughput (Wikipedia entry). View a Windows Media movie interview with Miron Livny and other collaborators on the benefits of high throughput computing, or a Quicktime movie that highlights several applications of HTC on the UW-Madison campus. You can also listen to an interview with Miron Livny and Brooklin Gore on the impact of High Throughput Computing to campus researchers, an excerpt from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery: Challenge of Transdisciplinary Science pod cast series.

As part of its many services to UW-Madison and beyond, the CHTC is home to or supports the following projects:

Learn more about how the CHTC has helped advance a diverse body of research on campus.