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Research Computing Services (RCS) is a group within the wider University of Calgary Information Technologies team that plans, manages, and supports high performance computing (HPC) systems in use by researchers throughout the University of Calgary. Our primary focus is to meet the increasing demand for engineering and scientific computation by offering a wide range of specialized services to help researchers solve highly complex real-world problems or run large scale computationally intensive workloads on our high-end HPC resources.

This RCS Wiki contains technical documentation for use by users of HPC systems operated by RCS

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General information

Cluster Guides

  • ARC Cluster Guide - ARC is a general purpose cluster for University of Calgary researchers.
  • GLaDOS Cluster Guide - GLaDOS is a researcher-owned cluster maintained by Research Computing Services.
  • TALC Cluster Guide - Teaching and Learning Cluster (TALC) is a cluster created by Research Computing Services to support academic courses and workshops.
  • MARC Cluster Guide -- Medical Advanced Research Computing cluster at the University of Calgary created by Research Computing Services in 2020.

Other services

Software pages

Running courses on HPC resources

  • TALC - Teaching and Learning Cluster (TALC) is a cluster created by Research Computing Services to support academic courses and workshops.
  • TALC Terms of Use - Terms of use to which TALC account holders must agree to use the cluster.
  • List of courses on TALC - A list of current and historical courses taught using TALC.

Training


What's New

Research Computing Services' 3rd annual summer school offers a handful of courses with a wide range of topics to help empower your research. We will cover topics including Linux/Slurm, ARC/HPC, Research Data Management (RDM) and Data Management Plan (DMP), working with research software and workflows, plus much more.

The summer school will run from Monday, June 10 through to Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 9AM to 5PM. This 3 day event is completely free to all University of Calgary members.

RCS Summer School 2024 Poster

Learn more at RCS Summer School 2024