High Performance Computing

Wynton Research Computing Capability

Shared computing cluster for advanced research, allowing the exploration of vast data. Developed to satisfy the rapidly growing basic computing needs of clinical researchers at UCSF, Wynton also supports activities of the Precision Medicine Initiative.

  • Over 10000 processor cores, petabytes of long- and short-term storage
  • Different profiles suited to various biomedical and health science computing needs
  • Visualization capabilities using parallel graphics and stereo projection technologies
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Institute for Computational Health Sciences
Prashant Doma

Data Systems Services

Provides data collection, cleaning, and storage services to research investigators.

  • Cloud computing and server/desktop virtualization, hosted within the UCSF network and compliant with NIST-mandated security protocols
  • Customized programming and data services
  • Customized databases for outcome ascertainment studies

For more information about these services, please contact dss@psg.ucsf.edu

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Computational Biology Core (CBC)

Expertise in genetics, bioinformatics, computer science and statistics with long-term experience in high-throughput sequencing, microarrays, and other genomic and proteomic technologies.

  • Scientific and study design consultation
  • Data analysis
  • Software development
  • High performance computing
  • Grant and manuscript assistance

Prioritized toward members of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, but support available to outside investigators as time permits. Contact by email or phone

Hourly Recharge, first hour free per project
Cancer Center

Institute for Human Genetics

State-of-the-art genomics services cover sample preparation, processing and analysis phases.

  • DNA extraction & exome capture
  • Construction of libraries for Illumina sequencing
  • Affymetrix Axiom Genotyping and Expression
  • Next generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Computational cluster for analysis runs

For prep and processing, contact IHGSeqCore@ucsf.edu; for data storage and analysis, complete/update the New Account Setup Form and contact Dirk Kleinhesselink or Joe Hesse.

Cancer Center Translational Informatics Core

Data systems and applications to directly support all clinical, biomedical and translational research goals.

  • Access & training for clinical & biomedical software tools
  • Research data management solutions such as design of data collection models
  • Biospecimen data management



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Cancer Center
Thomas Cunningham


UC researchers can gain access to high performance computing, data resources and expertise at the San Diego Super Computing Center (SDSC).

  • Multiple supercomputers
  • Data storage
  • A large installed base of applications for HPC and big data analytics

The application process is very streamlined, with an award decision made within 10 working days of the application.

UC Office of the President (UCoP)

Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI)

Develops cutting-edge interactive software tools and advanced web-based computational resources that provide integrated visualizations and analyses of molecular structures and related non-structural biological information.

  • Development of interactive computer graphics techniques
  • Provides Chimera package for molecular visualization and analysis
  • Structure-Function Linkage Database
  • High-performance computational infrastructure
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