OARC supports users of most shared computing systems at Rutgers.

For all levels of assistance (to ask a beginner question or request advanced support), please contact us at help@oarc.rutgers.edu. Our entire support team will see your message and the team members who are best able to help will respond.

For up to date Boilerplate Language to use on grants regarding OARC resources, please contact us.

The Amarel Cluster

A “condominium” style computing environment for all

User Guides and Training Resources

The Perceval Cluster

an NIH-funded cluster for NIH-funded research

Investigators with active NIH funding are eligible to use Perceval. A condition of access to the Perceval cluster is the requirement to acknowledge its use in any publications resulting from NIH-funded research that has benefited from the use of Perceval. The following text is recommended: “Computational resources were provided by the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, under the National Institutes of Health Grant No. S10OD012346”

The Didact teaching cluster

Didact is an 8-node cluster with 96 cores dedicated to teaching. It can be accessed through on-demand graphical interface didact URL (https://didact.oarc.rutgers.edu). It is equipped with RStudio, Jupyter notebooks, and a Linux desktop which can be used to start other graphical applications like stata and SPSS. Other scientific software can be installed upon request.
Instructors who wish to request access for their entire class, please see this page for more information.

Eastern Regional Network

Eastern Regional Network (ERN), a consortium of academic institutions, regional network providers, and research organizations in the Eastern United States, aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers with expertise in structural biology, cryo-EM, data and computational infrastructure, big data analytics, scientific workflows, and related areas to identify and articulate (i) the computational and data infrastructure and training needs of the research community; (ii) the research challenges in data management, computation, informatics and data sciences presented, for example, by the cryo-EM data, including in particular, those associated with modular, reproducible, shareable, data curation and analysis workflows (iii) the design, implementation, governance and sustainability plan for virtual collaboratory that helps realize the scientific promise and potential of the scientific data.
Participants: The Eastern Regional Network has enlisted world leaders in structural biology, cryo-EM, advanced cyberinfrastructure, big data analytics, scientific workflows, team science, and related areas.


Rutgers is now a member of the DMPTool, a free data management plan resource for researchers! This is an open source data management plan tool recommended by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute for Health (NIH), and other large funding agencies who require such plans for award proposals.

The tool includes general guidance to assist you with:

  • Creating ready-to-use data management plans for specific agencies
  • Meeting funder requirements for data management plans
  • Step-by-step instructions and guidance when building your data management plan
  • Resources and services available at Rutgers to help fulfill the data management requirements of your grant