UIC strives to provide researchers, and their collaborators around the globe, with a broad array of computational resources and data-related services to meet any or all of their technical needs. These services are managed by ACER (Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for Education and Research) and include providing access to high-performance computing clusters, big data analytics clusters, collaborative research data storage, and secure research environments, and high-performance networking.

In addition to providing resources, ACER provides consulting services to researchers to support their broad range of research aims. From building advanced computing architectures and systems, setting up platforms to securely receive and analyze data from environmental sensors, to software-defined networking projects, ACER is committed to furthering UIC’s research ambitions.