• The new classroom and instructional cluster, owl, is now available. It has replaced the previous generation classroom cluster, sunbird.

What is the Chemistry HPC Center?

The HPC Center is a supercomputer facility maintained by the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry. High-performance computing resources are available for research and classroom or instructional needs.

Who can use the center’s resources?

The research clusters, kestrel and starling, are available to any member of the department wishing to perform calculations as part of their research or to those actively collaborating with a UW-Madison Chemistry research group. Use of these resources incurs a fee payable by a Chemistry PI.

The instructional cluster, owl, is used in the classroom, teaching labs, and for other class-related work. If you are enrolled in a lab or class that utilizes this cluster you will receive a username and password as part of your class materials.

The legacy research cluster, phoenix, should only be used to finish existing projects or to access dedicated research group hardware. This cluster will be removed from service in Spring 2024. Please transition to kestrel as soon as possible. Use of non-group-owned resources incurs a fee payable by a Chemistry PI.

Requesting an account

Please send an email including your name, email address, and your reason for requesting access to