Computing and Technology


Specialized Applications Made Available by Academic Computing Systems (ACS)

For detailed instructions on accessing and using these applications, see: UNH Academic Software Applications or contact Academic Computing Systems staff at:

Amos Structural equation modeling
ArcGIS Desktop Geographic information systems and mapping
Finale Musical annotation and composition
iLife and iWork Suite of media and productivity tools
JMP Statistical analysis and graphing
Logger Pro Data collection and analysis
LabVIEW Data aquisition, system design and control
Maple Mathematics and computation system
Mathematica Mathematics and computation system
MATLAB and Simulink     Mathematics and computation system, modeling, programming
Mnova Analytical chemistry
Odyssey Virtual chemistry laboratory
Office Suite of productivity, communications, and design tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
OS X Apple's computer operating system
Qualtrics Web-based application for survey creation and administrator and survey response analysis
SAS System Data analysis, statistics, and programming
Sibelius Musical annotation and composition
Spartan Molecular modeling package
SOLIDWORKS Computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE)
SPSS Data analysis, statistics, and programming
Stata Statistical analysis and graphing
Watson Analytics Cloud-hosted data discovery and analytics engine
Windows Windows Education operating system

This list was updated from the Academic Technology web page on 6/15/2020.

Research Computing Center  

The Research Computing Center provides computational and networking support to our customers and conducts research and testing to facilitate this mission, including:

  • software development and IT support directly to Principal Investigators
  • website development and hosting services for non research departments
  • engagement with local businesses and government agencies
  • advanced data processing and statistical analysis


UNH Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE)

The UNH Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE)provides research, promotion, advisory, education, and consultancy services relating to the advancement of broadband communication applications, technologies, and services in the areas of policy, strategy, analysis, design, deployment, operation management, and utilization.


General Use Applications Made Available by UNH IT
  • Collaboration
  • Security
  • Databases
  • SharePoint
  • Forefront (Windows anti-virus protection)
  • ClamxAv (Mac anti-virus protection)
  • Oracle


Hardware & Storage

Research Computing Center

The Research Computing Center (RCC) provides computational and networking support to its customers and conducts research and testing to facilitate this mission, including  a 2,000 square foot data center, located in Morse Hall, that hosts mail, web, database, and compute servers.   RESEARCH COMPUTING CENTER


Rocinante iscentral shared storage system hosted by the Research Computing Center (RCC) for researchers who need a safe place to store their data. For example, Rocinante can provide storage for a second copy for laboratory computers, host large data sets (e.g., too big for UNH Box), serve as scratch space for analysis, or as sucure storage for data currently on a laptop or desktop.

Researchers can request up to 2 Terabytes of storage at no cost. If space permits, larger amounts of storage will be available at a cost (yet to be determined).

The infrastructure is capable of storing data that falls into two of the USNH Data Classification Model categories: “Public” or “Sensitive” Data.

Data with the USNH Data Classification "Restricted Data" must not be housed on the infrastructure. If storage of Restricted Data is required, please contact RCC to discuss available storage alternatives.

The official rollout date for this storage iwas planned for the start of the Fall 2019 semester.

Contact RCC for more information at


UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH IOL)

A neutral, third-party laboratory dedicated to testing data networking technologies through industry collaboration, the UNH IOL (link is external) offers collaborative testing programs in over 20 data networking and storage technologies.

The UNH-IOL is committed to keeping pace with the evolution of communications technology. As well as collaborating with the industry to develop test methodologies and to validate new equipment and protocols, the lab works with UNH researchers on research projects.   UNH-IOL


Web Conferencing

Zoom is an easy-to-use web conferencing and web classroom platform that is available USNH-wide.  All UNH faculty, staff, and students have a Zoom Pro license that allows you to host as many 50 person meetings as you like for whatever purpose.  web CONFERENCING


Off-Campus Resources

Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)

Maintained by NASA, the GCMD has data sets relevant to climate change and Earth science search as well as software, models, and other services that can be used to process and analyse Earth science data.  GCMD

Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI)

GENI is a nationwide suite of infrastructure supporting "at scale" research in networking, distributed systems, security, and novel applications. Supported by NSF, it provides a virtual laboratory for networking and distributed systems research and education available without charge for research and classroom use.   GENI

Life Sciences Shared Resources @ Dartmouth College

Norris Cotton Cancer Center provides a portfolio of Life Sciences Shared Resources: specialized equipment and instrumentation, as well as services and centralized consultation to support the application of these Shared Resources to research. These resources are available to UNH researchers at the same cost as Dartmouth faculty would pay.

The Shared Resources portfolio includes:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • DartMouse - Speed Congenics
  • Genomics
  • GeoSpatial Resource
  • Immune Monitoring and Flow Cytometry
  • Irradiation & Small-Animal Imaging
  • Molecular Biology
  • Office of Clinical Research
  • Pathology Translational Research
  • Transgenics & Genetic Constructs


National Center for Atmospheric Research Allocations

NCAR provides large computing resources for university researchers in atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences. To access these supercomputers, storage systems, and other resources, users must apply for allocations , which NCAR makes available through several facilities.


National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS)

NCGAS  provides genome assembly and other analytical support (bioinformatics, computation, optimized software, and storage) for NSF-funded researchers undertaking genome science critical to biological discovery.

Qualifying NSF-funded research projects can have access to NCGAS services - typically at no cost - simply by filling out a request form that documents its status.   NCGAS

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Blue Waters Petascale Computing Project

The NCSA and Blue Waters petascale computing project is a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported facility that represents a tremendous leap in the computational and data science capabilities available to support researchers across the nation and all scientific and engineering disciplines, ranging from astronomy to microbiology to seismology.   Blue Waters


The NH-INBRE Grid is a high-speed computing network based at Dartmouth College that is available to researchers at NH colleges and universities in the INBRE and EPSCoR programs.    NH-INBRE Grid

National Science Foundation - Cloud Computing for CISE Grantees

NSF's Cloud Access Program has established partnerships with commercial cloud service providers to provide awardees with cost-effective, flexible access to cloud-based resources with benefits such as no indirect cost for cloud computing resources resulting in significant savings, and automated updates on cloud credit use. NSF aims to provide cloud computing resources to NSF-funded projects just-in-time as opposed to requiring PIs to budget for resources at the time of proposal submission, in the hopes of maximizing the elasticity of the cloud and providing users with computing cycles when they need them. 
Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 22-087 (dated May 17, 2022)

World Community Grid

The World Community Grid (link is external) provides free access to dedicated virtual supercomputing resources and a platform to engage the public in their research for scientists conducting cutting-edge research in health, poverty and sustainability, including dedicated resources to studying issues affected by climate change, such as resilience of staple food crops and watershed management.

Special consideration will be given to proposals addressing climate change, such as:

  • Climate and meteorology: climate modeling, severe weather warning
  • Climate change adaptation: sea level modeling, improving crop or livestock yields and resilience, watershed modeling
  • Climate change mitigation: renewable energy modeling, renewable energy materials research