Research Info


View sample research publications involving the University's HPC services.

How to Acknowledge

Please be sure to acknowledge your use of the University’s high-performance computing. After using Pronghorn for a research project, we suggest using the following acknowledgment/citation that is suitable for all users:

The authors would like to thank [agency-name] for providing support for this study and acknowledge the support of Research & Innovation and the Office of Information Technology at the University of Nevada, Reno for computing time on the Pronghorn High-Performance Computing Cluster.

Technical Info for Grant Proposals

In support of your grant proposals, the High-Performance Computing team will provide the following, upon request:

  • A letter of confirmation to acknowledge you have access to sufficient resources for your project
  • Documentation describing computing and storage resources
  • Quotes for services provided such as computing resources, storage resources, data center hosting and high-performance computing consulting
  • Review of proposals for research computing infrastructure or research development

Submit your inquiries to Please be prepared to provide a brief description of your needs and let us know how our expertise can best serve you as you complete your proposal. The team will respond to you at our earliest convenience.

University of Nevada, Reno High-Performance Computing Facilities Description

Pronghorn is the University of Nevada, Reno's new High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster. The GPU-accelerated system is designed, built and maintained by the Office of Information Technology's HPC Team. Pronghorn and the HPC Team supports general research across the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Pronghorn is composed of CPU, GPU, and Storage subsystems interconnected by a 100Gb/s non-blocking Intel Omni-Path fabric. The CPU partition features 93 nodes, 2,976 CPU cores, and 21TiB of memory. The GPU partition features 44 NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs, 352 CPU cores, and 2.75TiB of memory. The storage system uses the IBM SpectrumScale file system to provide 1PB of high-performance storage. The computational and storage capabilities of Pronghorn will regularly expand to meet NSHE computing demands.

Pronghorn is collocated at the Switch Citadel Campus located 25 miles East of the University of Nevada, Reno. Switch is the definitive leader of sustainable data center design and operation. The Switch Citadel is rated Tier 5 Platinum, and will be the largest, most advanced data center campus on the planet.

Pronghorn is available to all University of Nevada, Reno faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates. Priority access to the system is available for purchase.