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Welcome to RIDER, our Newest HPC Cluster @ CWRU
High Performance Computing services at CWRU are offered through [U]Tech's Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure (RCCI) group. HPC provides a stable high performance computing environment in support of research at the university. Services include provisioning account access to our computational resources, assistance in optimizing use of those resources, and providing answers to questions about use of the resources. We are also available to assist in pre-award activities related to budgeting for use of HPC resources and services and in post-award involvement in research activities.

This website provides more information about the cluster and guidance on installed software to run jobs efficiently. 

To log into Rider use:
ssh <caseID>@rider.case.edu

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."

NOTE: Check the main differences between Redcat and Rider.

Coming from Redcat?
If you were already a cluster user and you were using Redcat, please notice that there are some differences between the two clusters. Although Rider is quite similar to Redcat, we recommend you reading the Module System, since we have introduced some changes, and the Job Submission (specially the GPU section).

New to HPC?
Please explore the site to learn how to find the software you need, learn about the Module System, and Job Submission.
Requesting HPC Access for the first time or Adding/Deleting Cluster users from your group ?
Simply click THIS online form and proceed (only faculty sponsors have access). Please view HPC access policy approved by the Advisory Committee on Research Computing.

User Support & Guide
Now that you have an HPC account, what's next? The guide "User Support" helps you to get started with running sample jobs in the cluster to get the feel of it. It also provides you links to cater to your specific needs. HPC FAQ tries to resolve not only issues that you encounter while running your jobs but also answers your other HPC-related queries.

We also hold frequent learning and training opportunities. You can see the schedule on this webpage.

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 SRE Site.

Please contact us at hpc-support@case.edu.

Apply Here..

Faculty may use this online page to request a cluster account. Please view HPC access policy. Existing faculty users may use the same page to manage their users. Please note that the link, at present, is only accessible to the faculty. Prospective student/staff users are advised to consult their advisor for an account on the cluster.
For more information or issues regarding using the online system, write to:

office hours

Cluster Highlights

* Managed by IBM's xCAT
* 250+ compute servers
* 3000+ processors
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
* Job submission: Slurm
* Compilers: gnu, Intel, and PGI
* Apps: Matlab, Mathematica, NAMD, Gromacs, Gaussian, LAMMPS, Schrodinger, Ansys and so on. Refer to Installed Software