Cluster Computing Fees & Consulting Requests

Ways to access the Pronghorn high performance computing cluster:

  • No-fee student subsidy (subject to annual funding)
  • No-fee limited-resource and testing queues
  • Primary pay-as-you-go queue

No-fee services are subsidized by the Office of Information TechnologyResearch & Innovation, and the Student Technology Fee

Email to access Pronghorn as a University employee.

Business & Industry Affiliates

The University's shared HPC resources are available to business, industry and off-campus affiliates as well. Access by external (non-University) users whose work connects to the University, such as a research collaboration, is coordinated through the Nevada Center for Applied Research and charged at higher rates (to be negotiated).

Consulting from the High Performance Computing Team

Our team is committed to collaborating with and advising researchers on complex research technology in areas including, but not limited to:

  • High performance computing
  • Visualization
  • High speed networking

We also offer grant proposal submission support.

Request Consulting

Submit inquiries for consulting to Please be prepared to provide a brief proposal that includes the following information:

  • A list of researchers who will need accounts
  • The faculty member(s) sponsoring the project
  • The scientific background of your project for the proposed work
  • The software pipeline for your project
  • Programming language(s) used
  • Parallelization mechanism ex: MPI, OpenMP, naive parallel
  • Required libraries
  • Number of concurrent CPUs per job
  • RAM per job
  • Total disk space