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Computing Specialist
Aaron Bergstrom


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Procedures for Users of the
Computational Research Cluster

Account Requests

Submit the Account Application to
Request includes

  • the name of the Principal Investigator;
  • the purpose of the request;
  • an estimate of the amount of computer time required;
  • an estimate of the number of compute nodes required to complete the research project; and
  • a listing of user accounts affiliated with the given project.

Depending on the level of estimated high performance computing resources required, scheduling decisions will be made by the Center Director in consultation with the URC IT Subcommittee.

The Principal Investigator of the Project Request will be held responsible for the conduct of all project participants.

Account Approval
Dr. Richard Schultz thru ITSS Help at

User Support
Limited user support from user group contact via listserv (   Users e-mail address will be automatically added to listserv.

System Resources

  • System administrator will monitor and negotiate number of CPUs, job length, priorities, etc.
  • Initial Disk quota 100 GB
  • User is responsible for backup of user applications and/or data

Security responsibility

  • All user access to cluster will be via ssh/scp  
  • All users will comply with NDUS/UND acceptable use policies.
  • Users must keep their desktop systems current with respect to patches and virus protection.

Application installation

  • Application software installation requests go to
  • Installation requests require approval by Dr. Richard Schultz, with System Administrator consultation.
  • User must license any copyrighted applications/libraries they add.

Reporting Technical Problems and Outages, 7-2222

Problem response and system status

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. contact support.  Four (4) hour response and estimated repair time will occur during contact support hours.
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University of North Dakota
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Tel: 701-777-2222 (ITSS Help Desk)