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The FSU HPC is logically divided into general access and owner-based components. General access components of the HPC are available on a first-come-first-served basis to FSU faculty and members of their research groups, while owner-based components are reserved for FSU research groups who provide funds for dedicated use of a portion of the system.
Get a General Access Accounts
General access accounts will be created for FSU faculty and the members from their research groups. This means that anyone can be given an account on the HPC provided a member of the FSU faculty is willing to sponsor them. Sponsored accounts are intended to be used to support the research of the FSU faculty sponsor. Sponsored accounts may be suspended at the discretion of the HPC director if they are not used as intended.
Note: If you are a member of COAPS, DSC, EOAS, the Winkler/Taylor group (or any other owner-based group listed below), then please apply for an owner-based account.
Get an Owner-based Accounts
Accounts on owner-based components will be created at the discretion of a designated representative for the owner-based system:
If you are not a member of one of these units then you should apply for a general access account.
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High Performance Computing @ FSU
Computational resources are a critical part of scientific research and engineering programs and play an increasingly important role in preparing students for careers in both commercial and academics fields. Recent advances in data acquisition, algorithm development, and computer hardware have made High Performance Computing (HPC) fundamentally necessary to remain competitive. FSU has long recognized the importance of local HPC resources for research and education. In 2002 FSU gained the distinct honor of having the largest university-owned computer facility worldwide and 34th largest among all facilities. Since its inception this facility has enabled research programs spanning such disciplines as biology, engineering, physics, meteorology, mathematics, oceanography, and more (see our research page for details).
The FSU HPC mission is to:
- Support multidisciplinary research
- Provide a general access computing platform
- Encourage cost sharing by departments with dedicated computing needs
- Provide a broad base of support and training opportunities