Account Creation



Who is Eligible for an HPC Account?

All UArizona Faculty, Staff, Students, and Affiliates are eligible for HPC accounts.

Faculty members will receive a PI Account which is different from the Sponsored Accounts that staff, students, and affiliates receive. PI Accounts are self-sponsored, manage their own HPC group(s), and receive their own time and storage allocations to be shared among group members. Faculty members may add other users to their groups to grant them HPC access. Users may be a member of more than one HPC group.

PI eligibility comes from the University employee system (EDS). These are the categories eligible to be PI:

  • A = Classified Staff Wage

  • P = POI or Contingent Worker

  • W = Exec/Eve MBA Regular App/Fac

  • 4 = Regular App/Fac Fiscal 

  • 5 = Clinical Faculty

  • E = Regular App/Fac Acad

  • F = Regular App/Fac Temp Funding

  • G = Ancillary App/Fac Academic

  • H = Ancillary App/FacTemp Funding

Email List Registration

All HPC account owners and sponsors are required to be members of the HPC-Announce email list and will automatically be added as members during the account creation process. This email list is used to send HPC system-related updates and notifications.

HPC Policies

  • All HPC accounts are for academic purposes only. Commercial activities are prohibited.

  • Password sharing and all other forms of account sharing are prohibited.

  • Account holders found to be circumventing the system policies and procedures will have their accounts locked or removed.

See our Policies Section for additional information.



Which Registration Process is Right for Me?

The process of getting registered for an HPC account varies depending on your affiliation with the University. Take a look at the list below to determine how you should register:

  1. If you are a Research Faculty Member or Principal Investigator (PI), register for a PI Account.

  2. If you are an Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Postdoc, Technician, or other Research Support Staff, register for a Sponsored HPC Account.

  3. If you are a University Affiliate, Associate, Volunteer, or Intern without an official record in the UAccess Employee or Student systems but provide work for the university, you will first need to register as a Designated Campus Colleague (DCC). Following successful registration, you will be granted a NetID+ that you may then use to sign up for a Sponsored HPC Account. This can be a useful service for Postdocs who are moving to another institution or a collaborator, for example.


All accounts are associated with at least one group, owned by the PI and having the same name as the PI's net ID. When a new PI creates their account, a new group is automatically created. At this point, the PI can then add members through portal. See Research and Class Groups for more information.

PI Account Instructions

Registering for an Account

If you are new faculty to the University, welcome.  You will not be able to accomplish these steps until your status is formally set in the employee system.  If you need access before then, an option is to obtain a DCC account then ask us to make you eligible to sponsor your own HPC account with a service request.

To register for an HPC account, start by visiting This will automatically create an HPC account for you. Next, visit and click the HPC User Portal link as shown in the screenshot below.

This will automatically redirect you back to the user portal, create a research group for you, and add you as a member. You will briefly see a pop-up notification verifying that you've been added to your group. You can check this by going to the Manage Groups tab and clicking your group's dropdown menu to view its members. 

Sponsoring HPC Accounts

If you are planning on creating a group for students enrolled in a course, see our Research and Class Groups page.

Once you are registered, you may sponsor other HPC accounts. This can be done by adding members through your User Portal or by responding to an email request. 

If a user requests sponsorship via email, you will receive an email from the account system notifying you of the request and requestor's NetID. The email will include a URL that you can click to automatically approve the request. The user will be automatically added to your default UArizona HPC research group.  PIs are not required to sign in to the HPC to complete any step of this process.

Sponsored HPC Account Instructions

Step 1: Create an HPC Account

 Browse to and log in using your NetID+. This will automatically create an HPC account for you.

Step 2: Request sponsorship from a UArizona faculty member

Once you have an account, you will need a research sponsor to start using HPC. A research sponsor is a university member with faculty status and an HPC account.

You may send your PI/Faculty member a request by visiting

On the right-hand side, enter your sponsor's email address and click send. Your sponsor will then receive an email to authorize your account. Once your request has been authorized, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the HPC systems. 

If you request access with a sponsor who has already approved you, it will not warn you and will send them another email notification.

Note that it may take up to 15 minutes to receive a confirmation email and for your account to be officially activated. 

If you do not receive an email verification after 15 minutes, you should contact your sponsor and confirm receipt and approval of the HPC account request. If your account has been approved but you have not received the verification, you should contact HPC Consulting and provide your NetID+, your name, and the email address of your sponsor.