Get an Account

for the use of HPC infrastructure, including Barrine and the National Computational Infrastructure (scroll down for NCI account instructions)

High performance computing facilities are located at each of the QCIF member partners. If you are a staff member or student at QUT, Griffith, JCU, CQU, or USQ, please contact your local HPC/eResearch department initially:

HPC@QUT
    HPC@Griffith   HPC@JCU   HPC@CQU   HPC@USQ

The main QCIF HPC facility (Barrine) is located at UQ. It is also available to staff and research students at the QCIF member universities.

This is how you get an account on Barrine:

You are a researcher with a UQ login and email: You are a researcher without a UQ
login and email

  • Send an email with the subject “HPC account request – with UQ login” to
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Include your contact details and a short description of your project
  • If your request is approved, an HPC account will be created for you. Your access details will be provided in a return email
  • Send an email with the subject
    “HPC account request – without UQ login” to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Include your contact details and a short description of your project
  • If your request is approved, a form will be emailed to you. It will allow you to get a UQ identity
  • Submit the completed form to the
    UQ ITS Service Centre (the details are on the form)
  • A UQ identity will be created for you and an email will be sent to you with the information
  • Login with your UQ identity to www.uqconnect.net/password and reset your password

The Barrine facility website provides details about how to use the HPC facility.

After you have obtained an HPC account you are free to use and experiment with the facility.

It is important that the HPC usage is shared fairly, so if you become a significant user, we will contact you and request that you provide a project proposal. Each user, however, needs to set up an account first.

Get an account on the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)