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High Performance Computing

Boise State offers support for the several HPC resources. For access instructions email with the following information:

  • Request Account on the HPC SYSTEM: system name
  • Project: Project Name or Grant Information
  • Description of Research: Short description of research to be done on the cluster.
  • Software: To determine whether or not the software you need is available on the cluster, use “module avail.” If you need further assistance with software, please email us.
  • Project PI Name: PI’s-Name.
  • Email Address of Requestor:

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