Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

High Performance Computing Penn Medicine Academic Computing Services

Account Request

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Accounts for the PMACS HPC are provided at no charge; charges are assessed only for the use of the system’s resources, such as compute hours and disk storage.  Once a requestor completes their request form, a PMACS representative will contact you to complete the process. 

The PMACS HPC account requires a PennKey, as the account login name will be the same as the PennKey (though the password will be different).  Users must work with their department administrator if they do not have, or do not know their PennKey.  The PennKey resource page contains additional details regarding the PennKey system. 

Please request an account by sending an e-mail to:

Please include the following information, as applicable to your request:

  1. Your name
  2. Your department/lab
  3. Your Penn e-mail address
  4. Your PI’s name (if not yourself)
  5. Your department/lab Business Administrator’s (BA) name
  6. The 26-digit code to which HPC charges should be applied.