High Performance (Research) Computing


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

HPRC Cluster Q&A

Common user mistakes

What's happening in HPC (HPC only)

Research Storage Environment (2020-)

Responsible Research Guidelines/Suggestions


MATLAB (on your computing device)

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.


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


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







Accessing HPRC Storage from your personal computing device(s).

Information for researchers Leaving JCU

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)

HPRC Resources - Use Cases

I want a place to archive, protect, or work on all my research data

I want a resource where I can run my software with as little interruption as possible (a virtual desktop like resource)

I want to increase my computational research productivity (parallelising my computations)

I've decided to use the HPRC cluster, what software is available?

More Detailed Information

HPRC Storage Explained

Fingerprints of HPC systems' SSH keys