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High Performance Computing

The USQ HPC facility is available for use by USQ researchers and postgraduate research students (through their supervisors). All access is subject to the conditions of use and other policies.

Account creation requests

A new account can be requested through the USQHub Service Catalogue.

If you do not have access to USQHub supply the following information to HPC Admin:

  • full name 
  • network log in
  • brief description: area of interest, and usage requirements
  • software
  • for research students their supervisor’s name.

Information for external/ non-USQ users

Before an account can be created your USQ research collaborator must submit a USQHub Service Catalogue > Visitor to the University (Person of Interest) job.

Connecting to HPC off-campus

Access to USQ’s HPC from off-campus is available for staff and research students who are enrolled in a Research program via USQ’s VPN service. Once connected to the VPN service, normal login and connection procedures can be used. Course based research students do not have access to the staff VPN but can access the HPC using Student VPN .

Connecting to HPC from Windows

To connect to the HPC from a computer using Microsoft Windows requires the use of a SSH client, e.g. PuTTY. Access further information about connecting to HPC.