Managing and Renewing Your Account

HPC account holders must renew their accounts every fiscal year in order to continue to have account access to HPC’s Linux computing resources. Accounts must be renewed by July 1 each year.┬áThis page contains information on what information you need in order to renew your account and how to renew it.

 

Before You Renew Your Account

Before renewing your account, it is important that you review your membership lists and core hour needs for the next fiscal year and make adjustments before you begin the account renewal process.

After July 1, use of HPC’s Linux computing resources will be granted based on applications submitted to the HPC allocations committee for peer review. Requests for modest allocations of time will be granted routinely; however, the allocations committee will review any requests of 400,000 core hours or more.

Please also review the HPC Policies page before renewing your account.

 

Renewing Your Account

To renew your account:

1. Go to https://www-rcf.usc.edu/rcfdocs/hpcc/allocations.

2. You may see a security certificate warning. This warning appears because an authorized commercial certificate authority such as Verisign did not sign the certificate. The certificate has been issued by USC and it is safe to proceed, in spite of the warning. Click the Proceed Anyway button to accept the certificate.

3. After accepting the certificate, enter your RCF username and password and click Log In.

4. You will be presented with a list of your projects. Click the renewal button next to the project you wish to renew. If the fiscal year is grayed out and no button appears, it means that the project is not eligible for renewal.

5. Once you click the renewal button, all project, user, and request information will be copied to the renewed account. No publication data will be copied because such data is tied to the fiscal year.

 

Getting Help

If you have any questions regarding HPC account renewal, please send an email to hpc@usc.edu.