Research Computing

The ITS department of Washington and Lee University is pleased to be able to offer a wide range of research computing services to faculty and students for academic classes, research and grant-funded projects. We have compiled this website to provide information about some of the various research technologies currently in use throughout campus.

Our team is available to help consult and determine which services and products might best fit the research goals. If you'd like to schedule a consultation for your project, please reach out to our Senior Technology Integration Specialist, Tom Marcais at to arrange an appointment to discuss your needs.


ACCESS (The Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support) is an NSF-funded virtual system designed to share high performance computing resources and services with researchers.

Additional Research Software

Washington and Lee University provides access to a variety of software applications that are useful in a research computing environment.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud-based platform offering a wide range of different services.


Esri offers a wide variety of ArcGIS products. The most commonly used on campus are ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.

Code Optimization

Sometimes it helps to have another set of eyes look over your code. We can help!

Matlab & Simulink

Washington and Lee University has a Campus-Wide License for MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products.

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is a rapidly emerging technology which is beginning to have many real-world practical applications.

R and Python

R and Python are common programming languages, used across a variety of academic disciplines throughout campus.


WebMO is a web-based interface to computational chemistry packages.