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If you are unfamiliar with the topic of research computing or want to know more about what we offer check out our Services and About page. 

Apply for a User Account

In order to access SPORC and begin using Research Computing's resources you must first apply for a Research Computing User account.  You will need to login in with you RIT username and password, and an account will be made for you. If one hour passes without receiving an account creation email us.

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Research Computing aims to know the researchers, their research, and their computational and research computing needs. After creating an account make sure to fill out this questionnaire so we can provide what you need for your project. After completion, your response can be found under My Projects.


For example SBATCH files, please run "grab-examples" from the command line. This will create the folder "slurm-examples" in your Home Directory and fill it will some scripts showing you the basic usage of the cluster. NOTE: Since the examples were made, we have changed the name of our partitions (groups of certain computers). Instead of #SBATCH -p work -n 4 use #SBATCH -p tier3 -n 4.

Using Interactive Mode (sinteractive)