SSCC Services

The SSCC offers the following services:

  • Winstat, the SSCC’s Windows Remote Desktop Server farm. Winstat provides convenient access to statistical software from any location using your own Windows PC, Mac, Linux computer, or even iPad. Programs are run using the server’s powerful hardware. Winstat also provides convenient remote access to files stored on the SSCC’s network disk space. (Using Winstat)
  • Linstat, the SSCC’s interactive Linux computing cluster. Linstat features easy-to-use user interfaces like RStudio Server and JupyterLab as well as login shells, with much more computing power than Winstat (or your laptop). (Guide to Research Computing at the SSCC)
  • The SSCC Slurm cluster allows researchers to run long jobs, multiple jobs at the same time, or jobs that use multiple nodes. GPUs are also available. (Guide to Research Computing at the SSCC)
  • Silo, SSCC’s restricted data environment. Silo allows researchers to analyze sensitive data, including data covered by HIPAA. Servers include WinSilo (similar to Winstat), LinSilo (similar to Linstat), and SlurmSilo (similar to the regular SSCC Slurm cluster). (Using Silo)
  • Network Disk Space that is large, secure, and backed up nightly. Space is provided in both private home directories and shared “project” directories. (Network Disk Space at the SSCC)
  • Statistical Software, including Stata, R, Python, Julia, SAS, SPSS, HLM, NVivo, and many more. The SSCC purchases all the licenses and makes the software available on servers so there’s no need to buy your own copy or install it on your computer. (SSCC Software Database)
  • Help Desk for assistance with general computing issues and problems using SSCC resources. SSCC members in the Sewell Social Sciences Building receive their PC Support from the SSCC. (Get Help)
  • Statistical Consultants/Facilitators who are experts on the most popular statistical software and can answer many methodological questions, as well as help you use the SSCC’s servers effectively. (Statistical Consulting)
  • Training on statistical computing, including workshops and an extensive Statistical Computing Knowledge Base. (SSCC training is open to anyone associated with UW-Madison, not just members.)
  • Computer labs in the Sewell Social Sciences Building, including a Computer Classroom. (SSCC Computer Labs)
  • Sensitive Data Facilities for researchers working with data that that cannot be stored on a networked computer. This services is provided in collaboration with Letters & Science and is only available to Letters & Science members. (Senstive Data Facilities)