Two types of High Performance Computing (HPC) accounts are available: Academic Use and Commercial Use.
Academic Use: Access and use of the HPC system is for faculty, staff, and students enrolled at public educational institutions in Alabama. Access is provided at no cost. Academic use includes homework assignments, work that will appear in a thesis, and work that is being published in peer reviewed literature.
Commercial Use: Organizations in the United States can purchase HPC time at competitive prices. For pricing information, please click here to contact HPC Support or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To obtain an account for classroom instruction, the course instructor will need to contact HPC Support. Class accounts will have access to a separate class queue with dedicated hardware. Class accounts are deleted at the end of the semester.
Regular accounts can be kept as long as you are a qualifying institution and you have provided annual renewals. Students should create their HPC accounts under their own name. If you are creating an HPC account for the first time, or if you are renewing your account, please fill out the HPC Account Request and Renewal Form.
Please note: The HPC system is not certified for HIPPA, ITAR, NIST 800-171, DOD Classified, GDPR or most other government defined security standards.