Connecting to Research Computing HPC Systems

Getting an Account

To request an account on our High-Performance Computing (HPC) system, fill out as much as possible of the following Research Computing System Account - Consulting Service Request Form.

Getting Connected with command line or VNC

All of the cluster and stand-alone systems which take logins (RT, Prairie Thunder, etc.) can be accessed with a command-line shell program. This is the most basic level of interaction that is available for all servers. Also, especially for Windows, most users find it convenient to install a file transfer helper program. A few servers are also set up for remote graphical interface connections, through VNC view programs.