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Colonial One High Performance Computing


Please review OVPR's Office of Sponsored Projects page to monitor updates regarding research relating to COVID-19.

For HPC Reseources for COVID-19 research please visit our site here.

IMPORTANT: The Colonial One legacy cluster will be decommissioned July 15, 2020. See more information here

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For research needs that use high-performance computing for data analysis, GW has implemented Colonial One and Pegasus, two shared high-performance computing cluster. Both clusters are managed by professional staff in GW Information Technology, with university-sponsored computational staff housed in the Computational Biology Institute, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Public Health and School of Medicine and Health sciences.

Access to Colonial One is open to the university community for research, academic classroom use, and students.

For help, please contact your local support partner, or email

How to Acknowledge Colonial One

Have you used Colonial One or the Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN) for an award, publication or project? If so, let us know! Please take the time to fill out this form to help us document and credit the use of these systems. Your responses will help us complete our annual reporting requirements and will help to showcase the value of these systems to GW.

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