Welcome to the Midway User Guide. Midway is the RCC's compute cluster, divided into two parts, Midway1 and the newer Midway2.

The pages below explain how to access and use the RCC high-performance computing environment. If you are already familiar with Midway and would like to learn more about the changes to Midway with the release Midway2, please see What's New on Midway2.

If you seek additional help or information not contained in these pages, please contact us.

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 microprocessor that carries out the computation (also, "central processing unit", or CPU),
  • a node is a machine that will handle your computing tasks (it has memory, cores and an operating system),
  • a partition is a collection of nodes with similar technical specifications (amount of memory, etc.), and
  • 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.