ICHEC provides a number of different mechanisms to access High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources.
Full National Service is the primary mechanism through which researchers gain access to ICHEC High-Performance Computing resources. It provides access to general purpose computing resources, ranging from short "Discovery" projects to large multi-year "Grand Challenge" consortia.
Condominium Access, or condos for short, are a method by which institutions which have parcipated in the programme can directly grant HPC access to their researchers independently of the national services mentioned above. Thus their researchers get access to the same large high performance system, Fionn, that hosts the core of the national service as a shared service. Currently DCU, DIAS, NUIG, NUIM, UCD, UCC-Tyndall and UL have partnered with ICHEC to provide condo access.
A number of access programmes exist whereby Irish based researhers can gain access to very large scale HPC resources in the US and Europe. The systems in question represent some of the world's fastest machines.
New users to ICHEC (excluding project applicants) are required to fill out a registration form before joining an existing project. Please use the user registration form to apply for a user account.