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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. 

Access to the cluster is restricted only to Campus network or through VPN (vpnsetup.case.edu), if connecting from outside campus. 
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.

New to HPC?
Please explore the site to learn how to find the software you need, learn about the Module System, and Job Submission.  
  • Refer to Getting Started Guide. Looking for a Quick Start Guide? Click here.
  • Use keyword search for the topics of your interest in CWRU HPC Welcome Page for easy access to HPC related KB.
  • Check our HPC FAQ if you encounter any issues in HPC environment before emailing us
Requesting HPC Access for the first time or Adding/Deleting Cluster users from your group ?
 Visit our AMARA account management site to either 'apply', or to manage an established research group (only faculty sponsors PIs have access). You would need to have VPN enabled to visit AMARA from outside of campus network. Please view HPC access policy approved by the Advisory Committee on Research Computing. Please access HPC/RCCI services and Resources Information & price structure via iLAB.

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.

Requesting Coursework?
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 SRE Site.

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).

Please contact us at 
Office Hours: Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Crawford 5th Floor - Rm 559, 561 or 573

HPC Announcements

  • Announcement on addition of GPU nodes in Rider We have included 10 additional Volta 100 GPU nodes in our Rider cluster which use the same gpu partition (-p gpu). Four of them have 4 Volta GPUs in each ...
    Posted May 6, 2020, 12:19 PM by Sanjaya Gajurel
  • Regarding HPC Rider and Data Science Markov cluster Login via Rider (login nodes: hpc3, hpc4) for general hpc jobs and via markov (login nodes: hpc1, hpc2) for jobs related to data science classes. Else, you will get User ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2019, 11:15 AM by Sanjaya Gajurel
  • New GPU nodes are available in HPC GPU nodes  (gput046-gput052) each with 2 GPU cards RTX2080Ti are available in HPC. gpu     gpu2080  up 13-08:00:0    7     idle    0/140/0/140 gput[046 ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2019, 7:59 AM by Sanjaya Gajurel
  • Scheduled HPC Shutdown ALERT: Cluster Shutdown Notification on Tuesday, July 16 starting from 9:00a.m for the period of 72 hours.Please make sure that your jobs are completed by that time ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2019, 2:39 PM by Sanjaya Gajurel
  • Chimera-1.13.1 is available in HPC Please visit https://sites.google.com/a/case.edu/hpcc/home/Software-Guide/ucsf-chimera for the guide.
    Posted May 30, 2019, 1:18 PM by Sanjaya Gajurel
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Apply Here..

Faculty may use this online page to request a cluster account. Please view HPC access policy and iLAB. 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 scheduler: Slurm
* Compilers: gnu, Intel, and PGI
* Apps: Matlab, Mathematica, NAMD, Gromacs, Gaussian, LAMMPS, Schrodinger, Ansys and so on. Refer to Installed Software