Pacman Retirement: January 2017

November 11, 2016

The Pacman standard_16, shared, and debug queues will be retired from service on January 16, 2017. 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.

For a list of third-party software packages installed on Chinook, please see:

If you would like to request the installation of additional commonly-used third-party software package on Chinook, please see:

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 and third-party software policies, please visit:

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