The Research Computing Center User Guide provides information on accessing and making use of RCC resources.

The following links provide information on commonly referenced topics for using the Midway2 high-performance computing system.

If the information you seek is not found within the User Guide, please direct your questions to help@rcc.uchicago.edu.

To make the User Guide more accessible, we have tried to explain key terms in a non-technical way. When reading the User Guide pages, please keep in mind the following:

  • A core is the basic computation unit of a multiprocessor CPU.
  • A node is a single machine with memory, cores, operating system and network connection.
  • A partition is a collection of nodes with similar technical specifications (memory, cores, and so on).
  • The cluster is the complete collection of nodes with networking and file storage facilities.

See the Glossary for more definitions of technical terms used in the User Guide.