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Use the Reading Academic Computing Cluster (RACC)

The Reading Academic Computing Cluster (RACC) is a Linux cluster which provides resources for interactive research computing and batch job submissions to the University of Reading staff and students. It consists of several load-balanced login nodes for interactive research computing, such as data analysis and visualisation or code development and testing, and a larger number of compute nodes for serial and parallel batch jobs.

You can learn how to connect to and use the RACC by reading the user guides:

We have a list of software that is available on the ACT systems as well as a guide on how to access software on the cluster.

If you have a script that needs to be executed regularly you can schedule it on the dedicated cron job node.

Further useful documentation related to the RACC, such as e.g. using python on the cluster, can be found in our cluster articles.


RACC updates

We have changed the default partition to be the 'limited'. Users submitting jobs longer than 24h need to explicitly request another partition, e.g. 'cluster'. Jobs submitted with time limit exceeding the partition limit will be rejected.   Purchasing RACC nodes owned by projects can  be requested using the Self Service Portal form,  see /
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