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COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Research

If you're doing computational research related to COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 on an HPC cluster and experience any long wait times for jobs to run, please let us know.


The Yale Center for Research Computing provides support for research computing at Yale University. Our most active area for support is High Performance Computing, however we also support other computationally intensive research. In addition, we work with faculty and research groups across disciplines to design and maintain cost-effective computing capabilities.

Get Help

To best serve the research community, we provide one-on-one consulting and use a support tracking system.

Troubleshooting Login Issues

If you are experiencing issues logging into one of the clusters, please first check the current System Status for known issues and check the Troubleshoot Login guide first before seeking additional assistance.

Web and Email Support

To submit requests, issues, or questions please send us an email at or sign on to our online support system at Your login credentials there are your email and a password of your choosing, not your CAS password.

Once received, our system will send an automated response with a link to a ticket. From there we'll track your ticket and make sure it's handled properly by the right person. Replies via email or the online support system go to the same place and are interchangeable. Constructive feedback is much appreciated.

YouTube Channel

The YCRC YouTube channel features recorded tutorials and workshops that cover a wide range of computing topics. New videos are added regularly and suggestions for topics can be submitted by emailing

One-on-One Support

Zoom Office Hours

Consistent with University guidance in response to COVID-19, one-on-one consulting and office hours are held remotely via Zoom.

Research support team members are online during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). We ask that you email us at with details about your request and one of us will reach out to you.

Specialist Areas of Focus
Rob Bjornson, Ph.D. Farnam/Ruddle, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Python, R
Ben Evans, Ph.D. Farnam/Ruddle, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Python, OOD Portal
Misha Guy, Ph.D. SRSC Software and Mathematica
Tom Langford, Ph.D. Grace, Physics, Python, MPI
Ping Luo Grace/Milgram, MPI, OpenMP, C/C++, Fortran, ParaView, OOD Portal
Kaylea Nelson, Ph.D. Grace/Milgram, Astronomy, G&G, MPI, Python
Andy Sherman, Ph.D. Grace, MPI, GPUs, Matlab
Michael Strickler, Ph.D. Farnam/Ruddle, Life Sciences, Structural Biology

Q&A Platform

The YCRC hosts a Q&A platform at Post questions about the clusters and receive answers from YCRC staff or even your peers! The sub-site for YCRC related questions is available at

Acknowledge the YCRC

When publishing work performed on a YCRC cluster or with assistance from YCRC staff, we would greatly appreciated it if you would place an acknowledgment in your publication. If you would like to acknowledge specific individuals who you worked with, that would also be appreciated. A list of YCRC staff can found on our Staff page. We include some example text below.

We thank the Yale Center for Research Computing for guidance and use of the research computing infrastructure, specifically assistance from [YCRC staff member name(s)].

Last update: May 15, 2021