High Performance (Research) Computing


Welcome to the home page of JCU High Performance & Research Computing (HPRC, formerly HPC).

JCU eResearch Infrastructure  Q&A

Common Issues

What's happening in HPC (HPC only)

Research Storage Environment (2020-)

Responsible Research Guidelines/Suggestions


MATLAB (on your computing device)

MATLAB Licenses JCU

Access to MATLAB licenses (running MATLAB on your computer) does not require a HPC account.

MATLAB Installation (using HPRC licenses)

MATLAB license consumption




Access to HPC resources

Why use HPC?

HPRC Cluster Hardware

Obtaining a HPC account

HPRC Desktop Software - software that can be used to access HPC resources.

Virtual Machines


Links For New Users

HPC Storage - Appropriate use

HPRC Software Environment (Windows Server)

HPRC New Users

HPRC Best Practices

Some reasons for using HPRC resources?

WARNING - Backups

WARNING - Using desktop/laptop computers for research (you should understand the risks)


Using the HPC cluster

HPRC Software Environment (RHEL 7 Linux Cluster)

HPRC - Environment Modules

PBSPro - Job Management System

HPRC PBSPro script files


Advice/Recommendations

Selecting a storage resource that best fits my requirements

Selecting a compute resource that best fits my requirements

Information for researchers Leaving JCU




More Detailed Information

Fingerprints of HPC systems' SSH keys


Useful Links

JCU IT Acceptable Use Policy

JCU IT Maintenance Windows

Management of Research Data & Information

Australian Code for Responsible Conduct in Research

ARC - Australian Research Council

ARDC - Australian Research Data Commons

NCI - National Computational Infrastructure

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

QCIF - Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation