Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources
When citing the University resources available for the successful completion of a proposed project, consider the boilerplate language below. Unless specifically requested by a sponsor, do not financially quantify. Contact individual deans, chairs, or departmental research administrators for specific information, as appropriate.
The University of Montana has extensive Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources available to complete the work presented in this proposal. Such resources include, but are not limited to: fully equipped laboratories with basic instrumentation; conference and classroom space; equipment specific to the needs of the work as presented in the proposal; computer resources; and, adequate office space, equipment, and furnishings.
Computing / Advanced Networking
The University of Montana provides a combination of centralized and unit-based support for high performance computing, including the following facilities:
- A Campus Grid Framework that provides access to computational resources centrally supported on the campus.
- Condor Computer Clusters which provide access to computers in student labs when those computers would otherwise be unused.
- Unit-based Compute Facilities and Support which support specialized computation facilities, software, and staff support for various discipline-specific computing needs.
- A Gateway to National Resources in the form of the Campus Grid that provides seamless access to the local resources noted above, but also via external network connections to national resources like the TeraGrid and the Open Science Grid.
- On-Campus Networks: The University of Montana is served by a campus core network based on multi-10Gb links. On-campus buildings are connected to the core at a minimum of 1Gb, ranging up to 10Gb as needed. Internally, buildings support a minimum 100Mb switched connectivity to desktops and servers, ranging up to 1Gb or higher as needed.
- State Network Connectivity: The University of Montana participates in the Montana State network, which is in the process of being upgraded to a network with a multi-Gb core and minimum of 45Mb connections to the endpoints, which connects the multiple campuses of each university and connects the universities to the State and University System Office.
Additional desciption and detail regarding UM's Core Facilities. As of January 2013:
- Biospectroscopy Core Research Facility
- Core Laboratory in Neuromolecular Production
- Earth Materials Instrumentation Laboratory
- EMtrix Electron Microscope Facility
- Environmental Biogeochemistry Laboratory
- Flurescence Cytometry Core
- Inhalation & Pulmonary Physiology Core
- Macromolecular X-Ray Diffraction Facility
- Mass Spectrometry Core Facility
- Molecular Computational Core Facility
- Molecular Histology & Fluorescence Imaging Core
- Murdock DNA Sequencing Facility
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
- Statistics and Applied Mathematics Core (SAMC)