High Performance Computing


The University of Nevada, Reno's user-driven, high performance computing cluster is extending research capacity and supporting the latest research applications in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, computational biology, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics and large data sets. Known as Pronghorn, the research-computing cluster is named after the American antelope, the fastest mammal on the North American continent.

Pronghorn signals the University’s commitment to continue to enhance the research enterprise, advance the global competitiveness of faculty and the regional economy, and deepen discovery across a range of disciplines University-wide. 

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Pronghorn is centrally managed by the Office of Information Technology, with project funding from the Office of Information Technology, Research & Innovation, the Governor’s Office for Economic Development, donors and faculty research programs. Switch, a global technology company and leader in the design and operation of advanced data centers is providing critical technology infrastructure support services such as space, power, and security at its Citadel Campus.

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Advanced data center campus located in Reno

Did you know that you can visit Switch for research-related purposes? Visit's Switch's website to schedule a "spectator tour." Be sure that when filling in the tour-request form you select the Switch Tahoe-Reno facility, that you identify yourself as a "Community Member" and write in that you are affiliated with University of Nevada research.

The Grid

The Grid is a high performance computing system that has been used at the University of Nevada, Reno mainly for research purposes by professors and students.

After a successful run, The Grid will be decommissioned in the first quarter of 2018. For support purposes, legacy documentation on The Grid will remain online until it is decommissioned.

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