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Accounts


Note: LSU HPC and LONI systems are two distinct sets of computational resources administered by HPC@LSU. Having an account on one does not grant the user access to the other.

All user accounts require a valid institutional email address. Email addresses provided by commercial entities, such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft etc, are not acceptable.


LSU HPC

In order to use LSU HPC computational resources (see: LSU HPC Resources), individuals must:

LSU faculty, research staff, graduate and undergraduate students, research collaborators, and other affiliates are eligible to request user accounts. Accounts and usage of the HPC@LSU resources are offered at no financial charge, but carry a value of approximately $0.1/core-hour. While everyone is not eligible to request an allocation, allocation holders may add users to their active allocation for accounting purposes.

By requesting an LSU HPC user account, individuals acknowledge that they have read and understand the LSU HPC Usage Policies, and agree to abide by them.

All user account holders are asked to acknowledge their use of LSU HPC resources in any resulting research publications and reports with the following statement:

Portions of this research were conducted with high performance computational resources provided by Louisiana State University (http://www.hpc.lsu.edu).

LONI

In order to use the LONI computational resources (see: LONI Resources), individuals must:

By requesting a LONI account, individuals acknowledge that they have read and understood the LONI Usage Policies and agree to abide by them.

All user account holders are asked to acknowledge their use of LONI resources in any resulting research publications or reports by including the following statement:

Portions of this research were conducted with high performance computational resources provided by the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (http://www.loni.org).

Account Requests

LSU HPC

User accounts on LSU HPC Systems (see: LSU HPC Resources) require a valid LSU email address, and LSU affiliated sponsor. Commercial email accounts are unacceptible for account purposes. LSU students, postdoctoral researchers, or research associates may use their advisor as their sponsor. Non-LSU collaborators must be sponsored by a LSU faculty member or research associate and use their institutional email address.

Upon making a request, a form will be emailed to the listed address with a link to the full account creation page. Once the form is submitted, and the information verified, the account will be created.

LONI

In order to use the LONI computational resources (see: LONI Resources), an individual must first request a LONI user account. Any LONI affiliate or a collaborator of a LONI affiliate may request a LONI user account. LONI user accounts may be requested at the LONI website.

Upon making a request, a form will be emailed to the listed address with a link to the full account creation page. Once the form is submitted, and the information verified, the account will be created.

Allocations


Note: LSU HPC and LONI systems are two distinct computational resources administered by HPC@LSU. You cannot charge LONI allocations for jobs run on LSU HPC systems and vice versa.


An allocation is a block of computer time measured in core-hours (number of processing cores requested times the amount of wall-clock time used in hours). Using HPC@LSU resources is free to all users. However, users need to have an allocation to charge simulation time.

LSU HPC

Users of HPC@LSU computational resources are required to hold, or be listed on, an active allocation, although compute time may not be charged on all resources. See the HPC Allocations web site for more information.

LONI

LONI users must hold, or be listed on, an active allocation to use any resource. See the LONI Allocations website for more details.

All requests require submission of a proposal justifying the use of the resources.

For additional information see the policy page or for detailed instructions for joining an already existing allocation or requesting a new allocation, please see the FAQ page.