News Releases

Storage quotas and rates take effect July 1, 2018. PIs and projects over quota in $CENTER1 and $ARCHIVE need to reduce data volumes or contact RCS immediately. Inaction will result in project member inability to read or write data starting July 1, 2018.

March 24, 2016
This is a reminder of the pacman "standard_4" queue retirement scheduled for March 31, 2016. The remaining 4-core nodes will be powered off on March 31. Users currently utilizing the pacman "standard_4" queue are encouraged to move their computational work to the remaining queues on pacman, fish, or the new Chinook cluster. Chinook is currently hosting 336 cores and is an energy efficient linux...
March 23, 2016
The "standard_4" queue of has been reduced to 128 4-core nodes. Jobs requesting 1 to 4 cores per run are encouraged to migrate to the "shared" queue. Please contact with any questions.
March 23, 2016
Four additional compute nodes have been added to the new Chinook cluster! The total node count is now up to 14, hosting a total of 336 cores. For more information regarding the Chinook cluster, view the High Performance Computing overview for RCS resources. To request an account on the Chinook cluster, please email
March 20, 2016
The Research Computing Systems (RCS) Group and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are pleased to announce two workshops in Computational Chemistry. The goals of these workshops are: to provide a working understanding of theoretical and computational methods of molecules and their reactivity in the gas- and liquid- phases. to introduce existing...
November 9, 2015
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has launched a new unit, Research Computing Systems. The new unit will provide advanced computing, storage, data-sharing solutions and research information technology support to the University of Alaska research community and state of Alaska. Research Computing Systems will provide services similar to those offered by the former Arctic...
June 4, 2015
The UAF Geophysical Institute will offer free public tours during the summer of 2015, starting June 3. The public can learn about the Alaska Satellite Facility, V-ADAPT Inc., the Alaska Earthquake Center, and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center during weekly tours offered every Wednesday from June 3–Aug. 19. Tours begin at 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Elvey Building. Poker Flat Research Range...