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CACDS resources are available to all members of the UH community. CACDS can also establish user accounts for collaborators from outside the University of Houston. All users must be sponsored by a PI. More information about creating an account can be found at the account request page.

After obtaining an account, a PI receives start-up resources, which are a limited quantity of computing time and storage resources that allows users to quickly gain access to CACDS, port and test their codes, and gather information to use when applying for larger Research Allocations. Research Allocations offer researchers more computing time—measured in Service Units or SUs—and storage. Please use the Request Allocation page to determine which kind of allocation is right for your group and for instructions on how to apply.

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Quick List

  1. Identify what CACDS resource would be suitable for your research application
  2. Request an account on that resource with approval from your faculty adviser
  3. Register and attend one of our training classes 
  4. Watch a video recording of some of our classes if course is not immediately available
  5. Use the tutorials for getting acquainted with the resource utilization process
  6. Start using the CACDS resource for your research project
  7. Submit a support request if you have any questions or concerns
  8. Report and acknowledge CACDS support in your publications