All members of the Biology Department have access to the cluster at the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) located at the Medical School. The department will pay a flat yearly fee which entitles everyone in Biology to use the system. Besides the flat fee, there is no additional charge for the amount of processing done.
The main website for the center can be found here: https://www.mir.wustl.edu/research/research-support-facilities/center-for-high-performance-computing-chpc.
To request an account visit: https://www.mir.wustl.edu/research/research-support-facilities/center-for-high-performance-computing-chpc/services/request-an-account.
NOTE: Only faculty can submit account requests. Students and staff will need a faculty sponsor to fill out the request form for them.
Here are some other helpful websites:
Wiki main page: http://mgt2.chpc.wustl.edu/wiki119/index.php/Main_Page
Software available: http://mgt2.chpc.wustl.edu/wiki119/index.php/Software
In addition to the software listed at the link above the managers of the facility are willing to work with individuals to install freeware/commercial packages. Please see the contact list on the center’s main website.