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ACER (Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for Education and Research) provides access to high-performance computing clusters, big data analytics clusters, collaborative research data storage, and secure research environments, and high-performance networking in support of the university's research mission.

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.