High Performance Computing

Rutgers Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) provides strategic leadership in advancing Rutgers University’s research and scholarly achievements through advanced research computing (also known as high performance computing, or HPC), data science, and advanced networking in partnership with the Office for Research, the Office of Information Technology, and the academic and research communities across all campuses.

OARC Services
OARC Resources


Resource Description
Amarel Cluster In July 2017, the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC)  unveiled Amarel, a “condominium” style computing environment developed to serve the university’s wide-ranging research needs.  The Amarel cluster provides a shared platform that optimizes resources for the benefit of all users.  Named in honor of Dr. Saul Amarel, one of the founders of the Rutgers Computer Science Department and contributor to advanced computing and artificial intelligence research and methodologies, Amarel is designed to suit many different research applications.

At the time it was built in 2016, Caliburn was the most powerful supercomputer system in the state. It was built with a $10 million award to the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) from the New Jersey Higher Education Leasing Fund (ELF), and was conceptualized, architected, and managed by RDI2 until 2019. Now managed and maintained by OARC, Caliburn is a statewide system benefiting all of New Jersey and enabling research both locally and globally.

Data Storage Accessibility-focused data storage: Amarel GPFS Storage is distributed across CICnet, the Rutgers research network. Amarel owners may purchase project storage consistent with research needs.
CIC Net CICNet is a Rutgers-provided, state-wide, multi-campus, distributed HPC and storage, fast, low-latency network that is part of global Science DMZs.
GIS Through consultations and workshop training sessions, OARC helps scholars use GIS tools and software, data resources, analysis and visualizations to complement their research.



Frank J. Reda

Interim Associate Vice President, Office of Advanced Research Computing


Frank J. RedaAs Interim Associate Vice President of OARC, Dr. Reda is responsible for providing strategic leadership in advancing Rutgers University’s research and scholarly achievements through next generation computing, networking, data technologies, and creative learning environments.

Email: reda@oit.rutgers.edu


Vladyslav (Vlad) Kholodovych

Director for Research Support

Vladyslav (Vlad) Kholodovych

Dr. Kholodovych coordinates the usage of OARC cyberinfrastructure resource and assists the research community with training, utilization and compliance with regulations set for protected data environment. He oversees an integration of the high-performance computing resources in the ongoing research within Rutgers and helps to enhance and optimize the current scientific activities.

Kristin Lepping

Director, Business Operations, Grants, & Workforce Development

Kristen leppingKristin Lepping manages and directs the business operations and administrative team. Her primary focus at OARC is business strategy and grant management, departmental and operational data reporting, elevating the department’s visibility, and furthering OARC’s education and outreach programs.
Email: klepping@rutgers.edu

Joylynn Almeida

Program Assistant

Joylynn Almeida

Joylynn serves as a Program Assistant and is a point of contact for visitors and OARC’s compute users. She also manages the administrative functions at OARC, including schedule management, event coordinating, purchasing, and expense reimbursement.

Email: joylynn.almeida@rutgers.edu