How to apply for access to ARCCA systems
In order to obtain an account on either Merlin (ARCCA HPC Cluster) or Condor, users must complete an account request application form (windows or pdf versions available to download from the associated links on this page). Please include a brief summary of the research being undertaken and applications being used. If necessary include a separate page to complete this overview.
For researchers who require a large amount of CPU or storage resources (in excess of 50,000 CPU hours or 500GB) we would appreciate this being indicated on the application form. In these cases we may request additional information on the project.
This form can be returned electronically or via the internal mail system.
Note: we welcome account requests from graduates but this is subject to authorization from your project supervisor/principle investigator.
Registering a User Account
To register a user account please fill out an Account Request Form. Accounts on the Merlin HPC Cluster also need to be registered against a project. If you don't already have a project then please fill out a Project Registration Form.
If you have any problems with this process then please email us .
The ARCCA Operational and User Group are in the process of refining the user account policies. Once these are agreed, details of account length and renewal procedures will be posted here.
Acknowledgement of ARCCA in Publications
Please acknowledge ARCCA in all articles that are published which used ARCCA resources - this includes publications in journals, conference proceedings, presentations and posters.
The standard acknowledgement is:
This work was performed using the computational facilities of the Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA) Division, Cardiff University.
This can be adapted particularly if a specific member of ARCCA staff has supported you in enabling this work to include them by name in this acknowledgement.