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Software Development

We design, develop, and host a range of software including scientific and educational tools, web applications, databases, and websites. We can work with you to develop new projects, help you use high-performance computing techniques and resources, or port your existing project to the web.


We currently provide hosting and application support services on two science gateways (powered by HUBzero) with access to high-performance computing systems at Purdue and on XSEDE:

MyGeoHub.org - supports sharing of computational and data analysis tools, and training/outreach material, especially those that need geospatial data processing and visualization capabilities.

DiaGrid.org - support computational-intensive scientific applications with connectivity to high-performance, high-throughput, and other distributed computing resources. 

We also create custom applications, such as data publication and sharing tools, that are packaged in Docker or other virtual containers that can run on Purdue's campus cloud Geddes or other cloud providers such as AWS. 

Grants & Collaboration

We have partnered with faculty on more than 100 proposals resulting in $100M+ in awards. Our expertise and resources can help you create innovative solutions for the broader impact and outreach of your research, including prototyping before proposal submission, developing and hosting software and services, and dissemination of project outcomes. 


Our staff are experts in computing, scientific data, data management, science gateways, and software projects in general. We can help research groups access distributed computational resources, including Purdue's research clusters and campus cloud Geddes, and NSF-supported supercomputers. These let you tap into large pools of computational power. We also support course content and classroom instruction in this area. On data management, we'll help you publish data and metadata, build web interfaces and web services for data discovery and processing, and integrate data access into tools and simulations.

National Cyberinfrastructure Partner

As a partner in the NSF XSEDE project, our group is familiar with the XSEDE portfolio of high-performance and data-intensive computing resources, the newer cloud platforms and data resources, and various technical support services. We work with Purdue researchers to prepare requests for large allocations on XSEDE resources.

Geospatial Data and Tools

Our staff has expertise with geospatial data and tools. Our Purdue Terrestrial Observatory group specializes in providing researchers with spatial data products and services.

ITaP Research Computing maintains a number of packages for geospatial analysis including Esri ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, Exelis ENVI, Trimble eCognition, and Purdue's MultiSpec. Information is available on the Geospatial Tools website.