The Rutgers Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) connects the university’s research faculty to its information technology professionals. OARC increases research capabilities and productivity via efficient and effective cross-team communications, deployments, training, and collaborations. Working together across all Rutgers University campuses, OARC provides strategic technical leadership, coordinated investments in research infrastructure and expertise, grant proposal and award collaboration, and multidisciplinary cyberinfrastructure-enabled research facilitation. In 2017, OARC launched Amarel, a new high-performance computing cluster for research computing. Amarel is a shared, community-owned advanced computing environment available to any Rutgers investigator or student with projects requiring research computing resources anywhere at Rutgers. Currently, OARC is leading an initiative, the Eastern Regional Network (ERN), dedicated to simplifying multi-campus collaborations and partnerships that advance the frontiers of research and innovation. Through a partnership of educational institutions, research facilities, regional network providers, and Internet2, the ERN is committed to providing layered and transparent access to shared data and computing facilities for research projects located at partner sites to address the growing need for a regional research platform designed to support a diverse set of science drivers and education needs. The resulting layered approach offers the research community across the northeast region access to a broad range of services and resources that are not available on any one campus alone. Attend a demonstration of ERN’s federated environment in the Rutgers University booth (Booth 4401) at SC18!