UF is simplifying research collaboration across the state and around the world. Research and teaching faculty from InCommon federated institutions can now utilize HiPerGator, the University of Florida supercomputer, without having to apply for GatorLink account credentials. UF is an InCommon Federation member, one of more than 500 universities and research institutions worldwide. InCommon is a multi-institutional exchange enabling members of higher education affiliates to use their digital credential for access to systems and services at member institutions.
Expanding access via the InCommon Federation saves time by reducing administrative overhead for non-UF faculty, students, and staff who would like to leverage HiPerGator. Federated access removes the manual steps since the validation has already occurred at the participant’s institution.
External researchers must still be sponsored by a UF principal investigator or UFIT staff member before HiPerGator can be accessed. Instructors with State University System of Florida or Southeastern Conference institutions who would like to incorporate HiPerGator into their teaching also still need their requests approved by Research Computing, so the proper training and consultation can be scheduled and compute resources can be allocated. Anyone with questions about requesting a federated HiPerGator account can learn more on https://www.rc.ufl.edu/get-started/hipergator/request-federated-hipergator-account/.