All account holders on OSU High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) facilities are
subject to all OSU IT policies listed here. In particular, all HPCC users should read and understand:
Additional policies required for using HPCC facilities:
Users are forbidden to share account information (i.e., username and password) with
others. Additionally, no individual is permitted to work from an account not belonging
to him/her at any time.
Users are solely responsible for the security of their programs and data. Users are
responsible for backing up critical data. File systems are generally reliable, however,
data can be lost or damaged due to accidental deletion, media failures, software bugs,
hardware failures, environmental disasters, and many other problems. Users understand
that OSU HPCC systems are not backed up and that OSU HPCC staff are not to be held
responsible for any form of data loss or system unavailability experienced by users.
Users who have not accessed their accounts in six months will have their login account
inactivated for security reasons. Inactive accounts are subject to deletion of all
files owned by the account user. These files are permanently deleted and will not
be recoverable at any time.
Logins to OSU HPCC computers will be by secure shell (SSH).
OSU HPCC facilities are a shared resource. All jobs must be submitted to the job scheduling
system. Jobs that leave entire nodes idle will be terminated by OSU HPCC staff. Users'
disk space is subject to quotas for fair distribution of resources.
OSU HPCC resources are to be used exclusively for non-profit, academic research.
Each user must provide an institutional e-mail address (from an academic or other
non-commercial research institution) in his/her account request.
The use of export controlled software on OSU HPCC systems is strictly forbidden.
Use of regulated or sensitive material, such as classified data, data containing PII,
HIPAA regulated data, etc., are also strictly prohibited.
Users should contact an OSU HPCC administrator regarding any changes to their contact
Users are required to notify OSU HPCC of any presentation or publication that results
entirely, or in part, from the use of OSU HPCC resources.
Users are asked to include the following line as acknowledgment of the OSU HPCC facility
use: "This work was completed utilizing the High Performance Computing Center facilities
of Oklahoma State University at Stillwater."