National HPC Service

What is the National HPC Service?

The National HPC Service is the primary mechanism through which researchers gain access to ICHEC general-purpose computing resources. These resources are available to all researchers based in Irish third-level institutions, including undergraduate students, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and other academic staff. 

First-time ICHEC users should register for an ICHEC account, which must then be associated with an ICHEC National HPC Service project, i.e. you can apply for a new project or join an existing one already granted to someone else (who must approve your application to join his/her project via the web portal). The different classes of projects available, their specifications, the amount of compute resources available and application requirements can be found here.

Alternatively, users can get access to ICHEC compute resources through the Condominium Access facilitated by their own institution. Both access mechanisms are not mutually exclusive; users can use both simultaneously.

ICHEC's National Service not only provides computational resources but also an extensive range of software packages, as well as technical and scientific support and expertise that can be availed of through the ICHEC HelpDesk.  

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