Research Facility

Core Facilities

Infrastructure to Support the College’s Research Enterprise

Research Service Center

A variety of research service centers support medical research on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus.

Centralized Computing Resources

The WSU centralized institutional research computing resources consist of two main platforms.


The IBM high-performance computing (HPC) solution supports jobs with large memory requirements. It consists of 164 computational nodes and 3 special purpose nodes.


The $1.3M Kamiak pilot cluster is operated and managed under the principles of a “condominium” model: modular enhancements to centralized resources are provided by contributions from researchers. The Kamiak cluster can deliver a peak performance of 20 TFlops and supports both GPUs and CPUs, as well as a high-memory-per-core ratio. It enables simulation and data science “at-scale.”