Research IT partners with the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) to support computational research over large data sets across Berkeley's academic domains.
From the BIDS site:
UC Berkeley's scientific impact across the natural and social science domains reflects revolutionary techniques to collect, mine, and analyze unprecedented volumes and velocities of data. These achievements are augmented by our faculty's groundbreaking contributions in mathematics, statistics, computer science and machine-learning. The rapidly increasing importance of data-intensive and data-driven approaches at Berkeley has led to the establishment of a number of new programs. The most recent addition is the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) that is part of a collaborative effort supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Moore/Sloan funding supports three universities' programs in Data Science. UC Berkeley's partner institutions are University of Washington and New York University.