As part of the University of Florida's AI Initiative, the University of South Carolina and other universities in the SEC may use the HiPerGator high performance computing (HPC) cluster free of charge specifically for teaching classes. Up to three courses each semester may make use of the HiPerGator HPC. Collectively, the courses will have access up to 32 NCUs, 2TiB Blue storage, and 4 NGUs provided by the University of Florida.
Instructors who wish to use the HiPerGator for teaching will need to first contact USC Research Computing, who will provide first level support to the instructor and their students, and then make a support request with the University of Florida at least two weeks before their class starts to sign up. Details on what is needed and where to sign up are found on their teaching support page.
Faculty and students who plan to use HiPerGator will need to complete the HiPerGator Account training before being granted access. Students will be granted access two weeks after their class begins, based on the roster provided by the class instructor to the University of Florida.