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Classroom and Research Servers
The Bioinformatics program maintains a server room with systems dedicated to and accessible by courses and students for research projects. The exact hardware frequently changes as we update our resources. A combination of storage and database servers complement these systems. Additionally, we maintain local copies of common bioinformatics databases such as Genbank Nucleotide and NHANES. If you require access to these systems, please contact the Thomas H Gosnell School of Life Sciences. If you need assistance with the systems for an RIT course, please contact your instructor.
Epicenter and Shared Computer Labs
In addition to server resources, students in the Bioinformatics program have access to the Epicenter. This room has multiple desktop systems, dedicated laptop locations with wired network connections and surge protectors, and a large dry erase board. Students in the program frequently student together. The Bioinformatics Club often meets here for pizza and discussions.
RIT also has a centralized Research Computing center. They offer access to a multi-core cluster, a large memory SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processor) server, and Condor pool. Research Computing also maintains collaborations with large grids shared across institutions, and provides training seminars in high performance computing. Students in the Bioinformatics program have used Research Computing resources for projects such as analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data, and Genetic Algorithms to optimize protein sequence alignments.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
RIT has a large offering of scholarships and other financial aid opportunities that you can explore through the RIT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The International Student Services Office also provides information on other financial aid opportunities specifically for international graduate students.