The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences provides high-performance computing solutions through the Roar supercomputer, formerly known as ICDS-ACI. The Roar supercomputer is Penn State’s high-performance research cloud. Here, you’ll find all the tools that you need to get an account and perform your research with Roar compute and storage resources.
Completely new to Roar? Find information that will help you start using the system.
To access Roar, you’ll need an ICDS account. Start your account request process here.
Learn more about the access models for using Roar, including rates, computing and storage options, and requirements.
Consult our user guide to learn how to perform tasks on Roar system on how to log in to Roar, transfer files, submit jobs, and much more.
ICDS maintains a diverse software stack of commonly-used research applications. View our current stack and learn about how to request additions.
Find technical details on our processing cores, storage systems, interconnects, and performance.
Our i-ASK experts help you solve issues with using Roar.
Review the fair and open Roar policies regarding users, user data, support and service levels.
Get customized help for your HPC research from an expert in your scientific field.
Need training to to use our Roar supercomputer systems more effectively? Interested in learning more about HPC? ICDS has resources to help you gain the skills you need.