Digital humanists take advantage of these Bridges' features:

  • Persistent databases of various types: relational databases for structured data; document-oriented databases for text; and graph databases  to represent the relationships between texts or authors or both

  • GPU nodes and Hadoop and Spark environments for data mining and machine learning tasks

  • Contemporary applications and a rich software environment including R and python, for text manipulation, statistical calculations, and the graphical display of results

  • Extreme shared memory nodes to manage big data, useful, if not essential, to the success of many digital humanities projects.