Scientific Computing Services & Support (SCSS)

The Scientific Computing Services & Support (SCSS) facility provides solutions to research problems and scientific endeavors that require advanced computing tools. Our staff has experience with a variety of computing architectures, commercial/open-source software and programming languages.


The Scientific Computing Services & Support (SCSS) facility's primary mission is IT support for all of the services/facilities within the RRC. We maintain the computers and peripherals from the desktops in the staff offices, the workstations that collect instrument data, to the servers that run the RRC websites and its web-based applications (e.g. UICore, OLISS, MyData Server). Outside of our normal day-to-day duties, we also often provide computing services to many of the RRC's customers who may need computer repair/maintenance, data recovery, network support, training and consulting.

Our staff often works in partnership with the RRC's Scientific Instrument Shop (SIS) to repair/service computers and other computer-driven instruments. We support a variety of computer architectures and operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.


  • Desktop and server support
  • Hardware and software upgrades
  • Computer maintenance/tune-up
  • Data recovery
  • Scientific software hosting (e.g. GCG)