WestGrid resources support research that depends on access to computing resources beyond the means of the local resources of the individual researcher. This also serves to relieve the researcher of the burden of maintaining his or her own machine room.
You should consider using WestGrid if your local computing environment presents fundamental barriers to advancement of your projects, due to such factors as limited numbers of machines, limited memory, inadequate disk space etc. Another reason to use WestGrid is for the access it provides to parallel processing for faster turnaround of individual jobs, and more aggregrate memory to enable larger jobs to be completed.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about whether or not WestGrid is a fit for your research computing needs.