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The University Research Computing Facility (URCF), established in 2013, provides high-performance scientific computing and secure storage of protected health information to both the Drexel community and other universities in the Philadelphia area. The URCF’s 1,600 square-foot data center houses the Picotte cluster, which consists of Standard CPU Nodes, Large Memory Nodes, GPU Nodes and storage, and was acquired through a combined $1.2 million investment funded by Drexel and an award from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program. 

Named in honor of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American to earn a medical degree and a Drexel alum, Picotte is available to researchers across the University community and to our academic and industry partners.

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Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, a Drexel alum, was the first Native American to earn a medical doctorate.
Picotte: The Drexel Cluster
Drexel’s Picotte HPC cluster combines >3500 CPU cores, 576 GPU accelerated cores, large memory nodes and data storage into a shared research computing resource.