Apply to use our HPC Systems

All users

Please take the time to read the ACRC HPC systems and HPC usage policy before you use the ACRC HPC systems. 

University Staff

University staff members can join their PI's existing HPC project or apply to create a new HPC project if needed. Whichever most closely reflects the research their are working on. It is helpful if the HPC project aligns with a researcher's current Research Project where possible.

A PI can check their HPC project codes by logging in to their HPC projects area. 

Postgraduate researchers

Postgraduate researchers can use BlueCrystal 4 or BluePebble, but your supervisor will need to apply for an HPC project to describe your Research (if they do not already have one) and send you an ACRC HPC project code, which you will need to use in the form when you apply.  

If you want to join an existing HPC project please ask the project holder for the code and include the HPC project code when you apply to join the HPC project.

Visiting staff

Visiting staff can be given access to our HPC systems when collaborating on University of Bristol research, but they will need to have honorary associate status or full honorary status.

Teaching using ACRC HPC systems

 Teaching on the ACRC clusters is by prior arrangement only.  Please complete the Teaching Application Process at least 6 weeks before any new teaching course begins to explain your teaching requirements. 

A new HPC project needs to be created for each academic year. Please see our Teaching Application Process section for more details.



Help and Support

Please email if you need help with the application process. 

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