CRS4 provides a reliable computing and communications infrastructure for its users, and, in collaboration with this community, it evaluates, implements, and supports new and emerging information technologies. High performance computing is one of the principal elements of CRS4's toolchest.

The hardware available at CRS4 includes parallel computer with shared memory as well as clusters and data servers.

In addition, the Visual Computing group manages a laboratory with specialized devices for capture, processing, and display of visual information, as well as for creating interactive experiences around them.