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Welcome to the Research Computing Center's (RCC) clusters user guide! Here, you'll find everything you need to know about accessing and utilizing the high-performance computing (HPC) resources offered by the University of Chicago's RCC.

How to Use RCC High-Performance Computing Clusters

Getting Started:
Explore the different types of RCC accounts available and learn how to apply for a PI (Principal Investigator) or general user account. Discover what comes with your RCC account to make the most of our services.

Learn how to store and access files on RCC ecosystems, including transferring files from your local computer to RCC systems for seamless integration.

Connect to RCC compute nodes and gain access to a wide array of software tools to support your research endeavors.

Collaboration and Reproducibility:
Find out how to facilitate collaboration by extending RCC account access to non-UChicago collaborators. Ensure reproducibility in your projects with our user-friendly tools and environments.

Getting Help:
Access troubleshooting resources using this user guide, visit our lab at REG 216 or email us at

Consult our glossary for an overview of the key terms used throughout this user guide, ensuring clarity and understanding as you navigate RCC's resources.

Whether you're a seasoned researcher or just getting started, RCC is here to support your computational needs every step of the way. Let's embark on this journey of discovery together!