Pacman standard_12/bigmem queue retirement

August 18, 2016

On August 31, 2016, the Pacman 12-core and bigmem queues will be retired from service. Pacman is over five years old and is past end-of-life.

Users are encouraged to migrate to the new HPC cluster, Chinook. If you are the Principal Investigator of a project and want to have an account created on Chinook, please email with your request, your project ID, and the members you would like added to your project.

Software installation requests may experience a delay due to an increase in the number of requests being received and short staffing. Users are encouraged to use their home directories for personal software installations if immediate access is needed.

Additional information on upcoming HPC changes at RCS are posted at:

For more information on Chinook, please visit:

Please contact RCS with any questions or suggestions at (907) 450-8602 or