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User Accounts (Logins)

Acknowledge NERSC

Please acknowledge in your pubications the role NERSC facilities played in your research. Read More »

How to get a NERSC account

In order to use the NERSC facilities you need your own NERSC username and you also must be a member of a project that has a NERSC award. Read More »

Passwords

A user is given a username (also known as a login name) and associated password that permits them to access NERSC resources. This username/password pair may be used by a single individual only: passwords must not be shared with any other person. Passwords must meet rigorous selection criteria. If you forget your password, you can reset it using NIM if you have previously answered some security questions. Read More »

Managing Your User Account

This page explains what you need to know to customize your user account to meet your needs and to keep it up-to-date. Read More »

How usage is charged

How computational and mass storage resources are charged. Read More »

Account Policies

There are a number of policies which apply to NERSC users. These policies originate from a number of sources, such as DOE regulations and DOE and NERSC management. Read More »

NERSC Computer User Agreement Form

NERSC Computer User Agreement Form Read More »

Production Project Accounts

Overview Most NERSC login accounts are associated with specific individuals and must not be shared. Sometimes it is advantageous to have a login account which is not tied to a person but instead to the group for the purposes of shared access to batch jobs or data. Project Accounts are designed to facilitate collaborative computing by allowing multiple users to use the same account.  All actions performed by the Project Account are traceable back to the individual who used the Project… Read More »

NERSC Computer Security

NERSC computer security efforts are aimed at protecting NERSC systems and its users' intellectual property from unauthorized access or modification. You can help to keep NERSC more secure by understanding cyber security risks and taking precautions against them. Read More »