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

The following set of quick links provide information on commonly referenced topics for utilizing the high performance computing system Midway2.

If the information you seek is not found within the User Guide, please direct your questions to

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, that one can access to distribute computing tasks.
  • a partition is a collection of nodes with similar technical specifications (amount of memory, number of cores, etc.).
  • 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.