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High Performance Computing

Boise State offers support for HPC resources. To get an account, please email with the following information:

  • Boise State Email Address of Requestor:
  • Research Advisor’s Boise State email:
  • Research Advisor’s Department:
  • System you are requesting an account on: system name, e.g., Borah
  • Short Description of Research: Short description of research to be done on the cluster.

Troubleshooting & Software Services

HPC support services include provisioning accounts troubleshooting and optimizing job runs.

Our HPC engineers will also assist users with evaluating system requirements for both open source and licensed software if users are considering purchasing software. Research Computing currently does not purchase software other than what’s needed to manage and administer the cluster (e.g. Bright Cluster Manager, Intel Compiler, and Globus for transferring/sharing data).

Our HPC engineers also help with software installation, troubleshooting, and updating. To request help with software you’re using or would like to use on the cluster, email and provide basic information, including name of software, any known dependencies and issues and whether or not it’s open source or proprietary. Many commonly used HPC software packages are already installed on our centrally-shared clusters. Check if your package is installed with “module avail” and let us know if there is something you would like installed. We’re happy to discuss any software needs you have. Please contact

For more information on specific systems, see HPC Resources.

HPC Resources