Case Western Reserve HPC

Welcome to the HPC Clusters at CWRU

Introduction to Case Western Reserve HPC

Computationally intensive research is supported through the operation of High Performance Computing (HPC) resources at CWRU.  Services include provisioning user access to our computational resources, assistance in optimizing use through training and direct support, and providing answers to questions regarding daily HPC activities. HPC services are offered by the [U]Tech's Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure (RCCI) group.  Please let us know if you need assistance in pre-award activities related to budgeting and how we can help further your research goals.

Access to the cluster is restricted, and available from the campus network or through VPN (, if connecting from outside campus. 

HPC Acknowledgement

If you have utilized the HPC resources for your publications, please acknowledge HPC in your HPC-Assisted research works as showed:

"This work made use of the High Performance Computing Resource in the Core Facility for Advanced Research Computing at Case Western Reserve University."

What is New?

Latest update about the research computing resources, and training opportunities available at CWRU is given periodically in the RCCI Newsletter.

New to HPC?

Website Orientation

Logging Into the Cluster

To log into the research-focused Pioneer cluster, or the Markov cluster for course work, use either OnDemand, X2Go, or Terminals to access or using your CaseID and SSO password (sometimes with Duo authentication as well)

Cluster Highlights

Managing Group Accounts and Membership

Visit the HPC's AMARA account management site  via any browser with Single Sign On + Duo authentication (no VPN required)  to 'apply for', or to manage a research group account. The website is only accessible to a faculty PI that wants to apply.  Existing users can access the portal to manage an account or check their resources.  You can get the overview of the various HPC/RCCI services, resources, information and price structure via our billing tool, iLAB.

Faculty:  Requesting HPC resources for Coursework?

Instructors, please use this form to help start the process of requesting cyberinfrastructure for class related work. 

Do you have a dataset with Personally Identifiable Information?

The Secure Research Environment (SRE) may suit your data storage needs. Information about research data with sensitive content is available at the SRE Site.

Contact Us

You can contact us at

Office Hours: Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Crawford 5th Floor - Rm 559, 561 or 573. Please email us at in advance so that we can set up the virtual meeting with you.