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Research Computing Platforms Service

Supporting computationally intensive research at UCL through provision of specialist platforms for high performance and high throughput computing.

User guides

Research computing wiki

Explore the user guides, example scripts and documentation on the research computing wiki.

Training

Research IT Training

See the Research IT Training page for details of our introductory research computing courses.

Email support

If you can't find what you're looking for on the support pages, or you need some advice, email:
rc-support@ucl.ac.uk

How to apply to use the research computing platforms

We provide access to three computing clusters: Legion, Myriad, and Grace (What is a computing cluster?). All UCL researchers are eligible to use these platforms on a fair share basis and at no cost. We have a single application process for all of our research computing platforms - see the account services guide for details.

To obtain an account you must either be, or be sponsored by, a permanent member of staff. If you are a student or a postdoctoral researcher, this will normally be you supervisor.

You will need your UCL userid and password to access the application form.

Application form

Access to additional resources

Purchasing nodes on our clusters

Researchers can purchase nodes on our Myriad platform for their own use. This solution provides a dedicated computing resource without the need to queue or worry about setting up and maintaining hardware yourself. See [page does not exist] for details.

National research computing platforms

Researchers may be elligible to use national high performance computing platforms depending on their research domain and funding. See the HPC-UK website for details.