Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) Facilitation Innovations

Research Computing Facilitators Christina Koch (left) and Rachel Lombardi (right).

After adding Research Computing Facilitators in 2013-2014, CHTC has expanded its reach to support researchers in all disciplines interested in using large-scale computing to support their research through the shared computing capacity offered by the CHTC.

“What’s unique at the CHTC is having a dedicated role – that we’re not just ‘user support’ responding to people’s questions, but we’re taking this more proactive, collaborative stance with researchers,” says Christina Koch, a Research Computing Facilitator  (RCF) who leads the team. RCFs strengthen the CHTC and allow a more diverse range of computing dimensions to be supported. This support gives these researchers a competitive edge that others may not necessarily have.

Read more about CHTC’s innovative development of RCFs here.