Now accepting DARWIN Research Allocation requests


We are now accepting DARWIN Research Allocation Requests on a continual basis. Research Allocation Requests can be submitted via this form. If you are a first time user, we suggest that you start with a Startup Allocation Request.  More information on the allocations process can be found in the Allocations Information/Guidelines.

DARWIN (Delaware Advanced Research Workforce and Innovation Network) is a big data and high performance computing system designed to catalyze Delaware research and education. An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Rudolf (Rudi) Eigenmann, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund DARWIN.


DARWIN will serve as a critical and transformative upgrade to Delaware’s cyberinfrastructure, enabling research and educational activities for a large number of faculty across all UD colleges as well as for users from academic and industrial partners within the broader Delaware region. The instrumentation is designed to enable research broadly across disciplines with diverse software and hardware needs including, but not limited to, problems that scale to large numbers of processors and data sets, involve large data transfers, use advanced graphics accelerators, and require new operating modes. It will also serve to train students and researchers on computational and data-intensive methods and enhance these skills in the greater Delaware region.

  • DARWIN Architecture:
    DARWIN has 105 compute nodes with a total of 6672 cores, 22 GPUs, 100TB of memory, and 1.2PB of disk storage. See a breakdown of these numbers.
  • DARWIN Allocation:
    Please see the Computational Resources page for details
  • DARWIN Fees for Use
    Internal and external academic use of DARWIN is currently free of charge.  For our external industry partners, please click here for current fees.  
  • DARWIN Computing Symposium (DCS):
    The DCS will be held annually. DCS2022 will be on March 24, 2022. Click to learn more about and view recordings of previous events visit DCS2021 and

Our Mission

The Institute aims to accelerate research in data science, serving as a nucleating effort to catalyze interdisciplinary research collaborations across fields impacting our society.