Classroom Project Resource Guide

This document includes information on utilizing OSC resources in your classroom effectively.

Request a Classroom Project

Classroom projects will not be billed under the Ohio academic fee structure; all fees will be fully discounted at the time of billing.

Please submit a new project request for a classroom project. You will request a $500 budget. If an additional budget is needed or you want to re-use your project code, you can apply through MyOSC or contact us at OSCHelp. We require a class syllabus; this will be uploaded on the last screen before you submit the request. 

During setup, OSC staff test accounts may be added to the project for troubleshooting purposes.


We suggest that students consider connecting to our OnDemand portal to access the HPC resources. All production supercomputing resources can be accessed via that website without having to worry about client configuration. We have a guide for new students to help them figure out the basics of using OSC.

If your class has set up a custom R or Jupyter environment at OSC, please ask the students to connect to


We currently have two production clusters, Pitzer and Owens, with Nvidia GPUs available that may be used for classroom purposes. All systems have "debug" queues that, during typical business hours, allow small jobs of less than one hour to start much quicker than they might otherwise.

If you need to reserve access to particular resources, please contact OSC Help, preferably with at least two weeks lead time, so that we can put in the required reservations to ensure resources are available during lab or class times.


We have a list of supported software, including sample batch scripts, in our documentation. If you have specific needs that we can help with, let OSC Help know.

If you are using Rstudio, please see this webpage

If you are using Jupyter, please see the page Using Jupyter for Classroom.

Account Maintenance

Our classroom project information guide will instruct you on how to get students added to your project using our client portal. For more information, see the documentation. You must also add your username as an authorized user

Homework Submissions

We can provide you with project space to have students submit assignments through our systems. Please ask about this service and see our how-to. We typically grant 1-5 TB for classroom projects. 


Help can be found by contacting OSC Help weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (614-292-1800).
Fill out a request online. 

We update our web pages to show relevant events at the center (including training) and system notices on our main page ( We also provide important information in the “message of the day” (visible when you log in). You also can receive notices by following @HPCNotices on X. 

Helpful Links


Main supercomputing pages:




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