An essential component of your research project is ensuring the integrity of your data through accurate and appropriate analysis.  To help you with your research project we offer many internal and external tools and services to compute, analyse and visualise your data. This includes High Performance Computing (HPC) for the analysis of very large datasets, programming, scripting and database support, applications and software, programming workshops, and multi-screen visualisation tools.

Our High Performance Computing delivers a higher processing speed than one could get out of a typical desktop computer or workstation by aggregating computer power. We offer an in-house facility (Gowanda) and provide access to specialised (Flashlight) and national (NCI) HPC systems. These systems support analyses and simulations that require high-end computational capabilities, including parallel processing and use a wide-range of software such as C, C++, Fortran compliers, CUDA, MATLAB, Gaussian, R, FFTW, Intel MPI, SGI's MPT, and OpenMPI. Contact us or visit our HPC Cluster website for information and access to these systems and programming assistance.

Our visualisation services will give you a unique perspective of being inside your data. You can easily interact and manipulate images or data to identify relationships, patterns and trends between multi-dimensional data sets. These include CT scans for medical imaging, 3D models for industrial design/building and construction, 3D graphs for scientific research and Geospatial data. Contact us for access to these systems and programming assistance.

These services are available to researchers and HDR students.  More specific information can be found within each tool listed below or in the Service Catalogue. It does not include:

  • Non-research and personal data capture development.
  • Infrastructure provisioning for non-research based or personal websites.
  • Support for scientific software by other organisational units or external to Griffith.

Our High Performance Computing delivers a higher processing speed than one could get out of a typical desktop computer or workstation by aggregating computer power. We offer an in-house facility (Gowanda) and provide access to specialised (Flashlight) and national (NCI) HPC systems. These systems support analyses and simulations that require high-end computational capabilities, including parallel processing and use a wide-range of software such as C, C++, Fortran compliers, CUDA, MATLAB, Gaussian, R, FFTW, Intel MPI, SGI's MPT, and OpenMPI. Contact us or visit our HPC Cluster website for information and access to these systems and programming assistance.

We also offer discipline specific tools including the Microscopy Portal and the Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory. These tools, and many others, can be found on our resources page.

If you are looking for specific software the software website offers free or subsidised rates for the following applications: MATLAB, Nvivo, SAS, SPSS, ArcGIS, and Ansys. Alternatively, you may be interested in tools or services that are available to Griffith users externally. You can find out more about these through our resources page as well as our external computation resources.

If you’re completing your honours, masters or PhD and need help with your data-intensive research project, you should visit the Hacky Hour website. Bring your laptop and join us for a free hands-on lesson in many languages including R, Python, ArcGIS, (and soon MATLAB and SPSS) and spend less time wrestling with software and more time on useful research.

We can also help you with advanced programming and scripting support to automate data processing tasks, process large datasets, and design databases/queries/imports and exports to help you to compute, analyse and visualise your data. We can partner with researchers on projects and supply skilled staff for short-term periods. Situations will vary depending on the work and funding arrangements so contact us for further information. Be sure to view our projects and initiatives to view all the interesting ways we’ve helped researchers achieve their goals.  Alternatively, there are several organisations that provide resources and services to Australian researchers for their data computation, analysis and visualisations.

For a full description of our computation, analysis and visualisation services, visit the Information Services Service Catalogue or contact our staff using email eresearch-support@griffith.edu.au to discuss the many ways we can simplify your research methods.