The instructions in this manual provide step-by-step instructions on requesting an account and preparing your computer to connect to the CIRC machines. Also included are basic tutorials on how to install select additional software that is often helpful when running jobs.

This manual is divided into 3 sections based on the operating system of your computer, covering Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It is only necessary to read the section pertaining to the operating system you are connecting from.

CIRC uses NetID for authentication. All active University of Rochester faculty, staff, and students have been assigned NetID. If you are unsure of your NetID, please contact the IT Help Desk at (585) 275-2000, x52000, or email Guest NetIDs (through sponsorship by an active University of Rochester faculty or staff member) are available for remote collaborators outside the University of Rochester.

If you have any questions that are not addressed in this user guide, e-mail us at Please include you job number(s) if you are currently running any jobs to improve response time and in order for us to address you concerns directly.