Welcome to CCAST!

We enable computational research and education in the state of North Dakota

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Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology

What is CCAST?

The Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST; pronounced "c-cast") provides advanced cyberinfrastructure for research and education at NDSU and beyond. CCAST develops, manages, brokers, and operates high-performance, cloud, and interactive computing resources, and educates researchers on proper and efficient use of the resources and on other topics of interest to the computational science and engineering community.

CCAST is the largest academic supercomputing facility in the state of North Dakota, with more than 12,000 CPU cores and nearly 100 GPUs. The Center also manages research data storage systems totaling 10 petabytes of capacity. In addition, CCAST has rigorous training and internship programs in advanced research computing. In the past five years, CCAST has trained over 600 students, staff, and faculty at NDSU and at other institutions in North Dakota, and has provided internships to more than 40 students. 

We continually work to enhance NDSU's capabilities and competitive edge in disciplines and research that rely on advanced computing.

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CCAST Resources

  • High-performance computing (HPC) clusters
  • Researcher-owned compute and storage ("condo") units
  • Permanent and scratch data storage
  • Fast data transfer via Globus and ScienceDMZ
  • Training in advanced research computing and related topics
  • Consulting on computational approaches, methods, and tools
  • Assistance with computational workflow development
  • Proposal writing assistance and research collaboration

Contact Us

Phone: (701) 231-5184
Email: ndsu.ccast.support@ndsu.edu

Book a meeting with CCAST staff 
for any of the following:

  • Technical support
  • Research support
  • Proposal writing support
  • On-site visit

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday

In-person meetings by appointment only.


Research Park
Research 2 Building, Room 220
1805 NDSU Research Park Drive N
Fargo, ND 58102

Main Campus
Quentin Burdick Building, Room 242
1320 Albrecht Blvd N
Fargo, ND 58105

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6050 Dept. 4100
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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