Center for High Throughput Computing

Last updated on June 24, 2022

As UW-Madison’s core research computing center, CHTC supports a variety of scalable computing capabilities, including high-throughput computing (HTC), tightly-coupled computations (e.g. “MPI”), high-memory, and GPUs. Research Computing Facilitators provide personalized consultations for new users, online learning materials, email-based support, and drop-in office hours for help. CHTC is also home to the HTCondor Software Suite (HTCSS) and a portfolio of research in distributed computing with far-reaching collaborations, including the NSF Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing.



  • Free access to scalable computing systems with the ability to automate large and numerous computing tasks, beyond the desktop
  • On-campus Research Computing Facilitators who provide personalized consultations, training, and ongoing support via email, drop-in office hours, and online docs
  • Support for a wide variety of Linux-compatible software for research, including Python, R, Matlab, binaries, containers, and options for licensed software
  • Automatic access to additional pools of capacity across campus, the OSG (, and with the ability to integrate cloud resources
  • Ready data transfer between CHTC computing systems and other data storage services
  • Options to add prioritized hardware within CHTC systems


  • Available to all UW-affiliated students, staff, and faculty. Students and external collaborators must have a UW faculty or staff sponsor.

Getting started

Fill out a quick web form to meet with a Research Computing Facilitator and get access.


Access is FREE, with rarely-needed options for hardware purchase.

Available to

  • Administrators
  • Departments
  • Faculty
  • Instructors
  • IT Staff
  • Managers
  • Researchers
  • Students

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