welcome to the website of the High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) at UC Riverside. This site gives an overview of the HPC resources and services provided by our center.

Mission and Services

The High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) provides state-of-the-art research computing infrastructure and training accessible to all UCR researchers and affiliates at low cost. This includes access to the shared HPC resources and services summarized below. The main advantage of a shared research computing environment is access to a much larger HPC infrastructure (with thousands of CPUs/GPUs and many PBs of directly attached storage) than what smaller clusters of individual research groups could afford, while also providing a long-term sustainability plan and professional systems administrative support.

HPC hardware

  • Multipurpose cluster optimized for parallel, non-parallel and big data computing
  • Petabyte storage system for high-availability data directly attached to computing infrastructure
  • Supported access models

    • Annual subscription fee for user accounts and CPU access (no extra charge for CPU usage)
    • Rental options for data storage
    • Ownership options for both computer nodes and data storage
  • For details see Hardware


  • Access to >1000 software tools, packages and community databases
  • Custom software installs by emailing ticket system @ support@biocluster.ucr.edu
  • For details see Software


  • HPC usage
  • Small, medium and big data processing
  • For details see Events and Manuals

Cloud and national HPC facilities

  • To be deployed in late 2017

    • Support for using commercial cloud computing resources and national HPC facilities