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Research Computing for our Faculty and Students

In partnership with the offices of the Vice Provost and Research and Sponsored Programs, the Pepperdine IT Department offers a high performance computing environment for qualified university research projects.  We manage an energy efficient data center designed specifically for hosting high density research computing clusters and storage systems.

Our on-premise system consists of two Cisco blades with a terabyte of RAM in each one.   The blades have Intel Xeon Gold 6238 CPJs and up to 44 cores per blade.  We have 30 terabytes of storage, and approximately eight times the processing compute power of a standard workstation.  We offer:

High Performance Computing

The IT Department will work with you to design, deploy, and manage your high performance project at scale.  We work directly with faculty and their research teams to understand their computational requirements including modeling, analysis, and simulation, and then deliver the right solution.

Research Computing Storage

Our on-premise storage solutions are robust enough to handle several large research projects, and we are working forward to create a seamless transition through Amazon Web Services when necessary to leverage cloud computing power and storage.

Consultative Support

With the power and the capacity available to handle your Research Computing project, IT also provides consultative support for the platforms we provide.  We can help you determine the right computing resources and services for each project, and ensure you have tools and resources you need.  We can also offer consultative services for system and resource requirements for grant proposals, to meet those specifications as well.


Please complete our Research Computing Request Form with your full program requirements, and once approved, we will allocate for your needs and provide login information.  Questions about Research at Pepperdine University?  Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at, or please submit this form to request Information Technology's academic computing resources.  A member of our Server Engineering department will contact you to assess the necessary application resources and determine a solution.

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