Coastal Carolina University Cyberinfrastructure & Research Computing

Coastal Carolina University's Cyberinfrastructure and High Performance Computing Services (CCU CI) is a joint collaboration between Information Technology Services and the Gupta College of Science. Its purpose is to provide scientific and research computing equipment and services to CCU faculty, staff, and students.

CCU CI High Performance Clusters


CCU CI is an environment consisting of several computing systems, high performance computing clusters, data storage systems, virtualization systems, advanced scientific tools, and users interconnected with high performance networks to enhance research productivity and instructional efficiency.

  • Web-based Linux graphical desktops
  • High performance computing clusters (HPC)
  • TealVirt student virtualization environment
  • Mass storage for large data sets and research results
  • Cloud-based storage environment (cost center)
  • Customized software applications & licensing services


CCU CI relies on nearly 100 servers, two high performance cluster partitions, over 500 TB of storage, 10GbE network interconnects, and nearly 1200 users campus-wide. In addition to various research projects around campus, CCU CI is a crucial component of experiential learning for various departments of study.

  • Research Projects:
    • Gravity Waves and the Jet Stream
    • Gene Rearrangements
    • Coastal Surge and Inundation
    • Molecular Modeling
    • Dynamics During Stratospheric Warming
    • Wave Turbulence Interactions
    • Web Crawling Social Media Sites
  • Experiential Learning Projects:
    • Tealvirt student virtualization environment
    • JupyterHub / JupyterLab interactive programming
    • GitLab versioning control and source code management
    • R Studio statistical computing
    • WebMO computational Chemistry
CCU CI Guacamole Web Desktop

CI in Education

CCU CI supports intstruction as well as provide access to software and applications. The CCU CI resources are used for undergraduate courses, graduate course, research, testing, security, storage, and data warehousing.

Ph.D. Graduate Courses

  • CMSS 530: Fluid Dynamics
  • CMSS 534: Atmospheric Physics
  • CMSS 610: Temporal & Spatial Analysis
  • CMSS 611: Atmospheric & Oceanic Modeling
  • CMSS 620: Scientific Computing in Systems Science

Masters Courses

  • CSCI 534: Digital Forensics & E-Discovery
  • IST 610: Networking & Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • IST 670: Data Management & Analytics
  • IST 671: Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery
  • IST 677: Data Visualization

Undergraduate Courses

  • CSCI 225: Intro to Relational Database and SQL
  • CSCI 316: Linux Fundamentals II
  • CSCI 356: Operating Systems
  • CSCI 416: Linux System Administration
  • CSCI 473: Intro to Parallel Systems

Research Training

CCU CI is an integral tool in undergraduate research projects and the centerpiece of CCU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CSURF) projects. CCU CI is also utilized for the Theses of Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies (CMWS) Master's and Marine Science Ph.D. students.

The People

CCU CI involves the efforts of many people whose aim is to provide a much-needed research platform and teaching support environment for faculty, students, and researchers. In addition, CCU CI aims to help train students (at the undergraduate level) in computing- intensive research to further their preparation for advanced education and the work force.

Adam Norris

Systems Administrator
Information Technology Services

Michael Murphy

Associate Professor
Dept. of Computing Sciences

Var Limpasuvan

Coastal & Marine Systems Sciences

Ian Hewitt

Teaching Associate
Physics & Engineering Sciences


To request assistance, services, or features, please choose Cyberinfrastructure & High Performance Computing Services at our CCU CI Helpdesk. At this time, these services are provided on a best-effort basis without mandatory cost recovery.