Get Started

I am faculty: how do I get started?
Users need to be associated with an active faculty account. Faculty can create an account and add an unlimited number of users - undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and staff. Click here to create an account: https://crc.pitt.edu/request-form.

Who can get an account?
Every Pitt faculty member is eligible to create an account. Go to https://crc.pitt.edu/request-form to create an account.

Faculty: create an account

 

I am non-faculty: how do I get started?
An adviser, PI, or another faculty member must create an account and add you as a user. Request an account at: https://crc.pitt.edu/CRC-non-faculty-account-request. You must to provide the name and email address of the faculty member who will confirm that you are to be added to an account.

Non-faculty request an account

 

Who can be added to an account?
Faculty can add an unlimited number of users to an account, including undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and staff members.

Faculty: add a student or other user to an account

 

How much computing time can I get?
Every faculty account automatically receives an allocation of 10,000 service units.Service units correspond roughly with compute hours on a core.
Accounts with an allocation of 10,000 service units automatically renew annually. You do not need to submit a proposal or re-apply to renew the account. 

What if I need more computing time than 10,000 service units??
Faculty can submit a short proposal requesting more computing time. See the guidelines for proposals at https://crc.pitt.edu/Pitt-CRC-Allocation-Proposal-Guidelines. Proposals must be submitted through CRC’s online portal: https://crc.pitt.edu/apply. The portal page also offers a template for proposals and example of a successful proposal.

What software does CRC have available?
CRC offers more than 400 installed software packages, which are continually updated and expanded. See the full list of available software at: crc.pitt.edu/installed_software

How can my students get help?
Users on an active account can submit help tickets to CRC: https://crc.pitt.edu/tickets
You can also contact CRC directly at https://crc.pitt.edu/contact
Telephone and walk-in information are available at: https://crc.pitt.edu/CRC/ContactUs

Does CRC offer training?
CRC offers a wide range of workshops and in-class lectures and personal consultation are also available.

See CRC’s Spring 2020 workshop schedules at:

crc.pitt.edu/CRC-Spring-2020-Workshop-Schedule

crc.pitt.edu/CRC-Intel-Developer-Tools-Workshop

crc.pitt.edu/NGS-Spring-2020-Workshops

Still have questions? Submit a help ticket