CCR is committed to providing opportunities for students at both
the undergraduate and graduate level to get hands-on experience in
high performance computing. We also offer many annual activities
for middle and high school-aged students.
We do not accept request for accounts from students. In order to get access to CCR resources, you must either be working for a UB faculty member or taking a class that requires access. Faculty members should request accounts by adding their students into their project in our subscription management portal, Coldfront. Instructions for how to do this can be found in our knowledgebase.
Once the account has been created, you will receive an account
activation email. Please activate your account promptly as
the link contained in the email is only valid for 24 hours.
Once activated, you will be able to login to the resources that
have been requested for you by your faculty member. You can
login to Coldfront to view this information.
Documentation for how to use our systems can be found in our searchable
CCR offers several opportunities for motivated high school
students. Every summer CCR offers a two week workshop in
computational science to students who have completed their first
year of high school. Topics in the past have included
computational chemistry, scientific visualization, and
bioinformatics. CCR staff work with faculty and staff from
various departments at UB, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute to provide an array of
activities, tours, and presentations to engage and excite
students. Often, students who have completed the workshop
come back to work summers at CCR for the duration of high school
and sometime through their college years!
Each year CCR participates in this open house event for 7-12th
grade students and their parents. Held annually in May, the
event offers the opportunity for students to tour facilities, labs,
and departments all over the medical campus and hear from experts
at BNMC institutions. The event is free but space is limited
and has quickly filled the last two years. So keep your eyes
peeled on their website for this year's announcement and
CCR can occasionally accept outstanding, upper level, high
school students for programming summer internships (unpaid) or
employment (paid). You must be able to provide examples of
previous programming work and grades in any programming classes
previously taken. We will also require letters of
recommendation from teachers. Please contact us well in advance (early-mid spring)
to discuss opportunities for the upcoming summer. If you have
not already participated in the high school workshop, we encourage
you to do so. Many of our workshop graduates continue on with
us in subsequent summers.
As ambassadors for high performance computing technology and
computational science, CCR routinely provides tours for middle and
high school classes and technology clubs. In addition, K-12
teachers, scouts, and a wide variety of citizen groups have visited
our facility. CCR staff are always happy to describe the role
CCR plays in research, scholarship, and industrial technology to
interested groups. For more information on this, please have
your adult teacher or leader contact