Join the Cluster

Wynton HPC is a large, shared high-performance compute (HPC) cluster underlying UCSF’s Research Computing Capability. Funded and administered cooperatively by UCSF campus IT and key research groups, it is available to all UCSF researchers, and consists of different profiles suited to various biomedical and health science computing needs. Researchers can participate using the “co-op” model of resource contribution and sharing.

Co-op model

The end goal is that the all UCSF researchers should have access to the cluster without charge. Free accounts will be limited by the number of concurrent cores and will have lower priority on the job queue. Participating co-op members that contribute to the cluster will get priority on the job queue and will be able to utilize a large number of concurrent cores (proportionate to the contribution).

Who can join?

The Wynton HPC environment is available for free to all UCSF researchers, which includes faculty and principal investigators (PIs) as well as research staff, students, and postdocs affiliated with a faculty or a PI. If you don’t fit into one of these categories, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Request access

To apply for an account on the Wynton HPC cluster, please fill out the following form:




(External collaborators only: Please provide your preferred email address)
UCSF affiliation *

If 'Student', please select appropriate option


(Provide PI's full name)


(Nine digits: To find yours, go to

(Username should be all lower case)

(This should be different from the one you provided above)
Have you ever had an account on another UCSF compute environment? *

If yes to any of the above, please run command id on compute environment selected above and provide (UID, GID) for the main one:
(first integer reported by id on those systems)
(second integer reported by id on those system)

(this will help us help you)

  (An email confirmation will be sent)