Free HPC Cluster User Documentation

The Free High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster is a service supporting research at Columbia.


Please note that for FREE USER ACCOUNTS, support is limited to ONLINE DOCUMENTATION only.

All other cluster inquiries, including EDU accounts, should be directed to Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Your Columbia UNI.
  2. The name of the cluster you are working on ("Terremoto" in this case).
  3. Job ID numbers, if asking about a job issue.

All computing at Columbia must abide by the Columbia University E-Mail & Computing Policies.

Getting Started

Submitting Jobs

Working on Free Tier

Job Examples


Available software

Technical Information