Users has to apply for an account access HPC1/GPU/HPC2 clusters.

Details

HPC1 cluster – for CPU-intensive computational jobs. It is open to all approved university researchers but School of Science users have higher access priority.

GPU cluster – for computational jobs requiring co-processor support. It is open to all approved university researchers but School of Engineering users and some collaborating research groups have higher access priority.

HPC2 cluster - for CPU-intensive computational jobs and jobs requiring GPU coprocessor support.  It is open to all approved university researchers but School of Science and Engineering users have higher access priority.

Available To

University Researchers

Service Fee

Free

Service Hours

7×24

Getting Started

All applications must be sponsored by a principal investigator (PI), a faculty of the university. The PI needs to apply for an account too if he/she would like to access the cluster. User can email with the following information and c.c. to the PI.

Users are advised to apply accounts with HPC2 cluster if possible as it is the latest ITSC HPC cluster with more powerful computing resources.

  HPC1 GPU HPC2
Email To (c.c. PI) hpcadmin@ust.hk gpuadmin@ust.hk hpcadmin@ust.hk
Subject Line HPC1 Account Application GPU Cluster Account Application HPC2 Account Application
Email Content Full Name:
Email:
ITSC Account Name:
Department:
HKUST Status: (Staff/PG/UG)
Principal Investigator:
Principal Investigator Email:
Project Name:
Project Description: (In brief)
Software used:
Expiry Date of the Cluster Account: (The default is 2 years.)

Normally the PI will be asked to confirm the application if the applicant is not the PI himself or herself.

The HPC1 cluster user account name will be the same as the ITSC network account but with the different password.

The GPU cluster user account name will be the same as the ITSC network account with the same password.

The HPC2 cluster user account name will be the same as the ITSC network account with the same password.

Users are responsible for the licenses and copyright of the software they install in the cluster.