HPC Access

Getting Started

The High Performance Computing Service support model focuses on providing one-on-one assistance as much as possible in order to meet the unique and complex needs of each researcher.

Limited support is provided by the Academic Technology team in support of the research initiatives and high performance commuting in order to maximize the economic benefits of providing a centralized Computing service.

Prior to using the cluster or grid, each new user receives training via our courses or workshops, or self-study followed by a one-on-one orientation.

Access to standalone development servers is typically granted to USD researchers upon request with no training required.

Requesting Access

Faculty Research Computing resources, such as the HPC clusters, are available to USD faculty and their assistants in participating schools/colleges for grant-related research.

Educational Research Computing resources, such as the Saber1 HPC cluster, are available to USD students for course work, thesis, and independent research projects.

Access to the Saber1 High Performance Computing service can be requested through Service Now. Please fill out the HPC Access request form (to access the form, you will need your USDOne login). A facilitator will contact you, assess your needs and skill level, and help you get started.