C4 - Research Computing at Scale #

C4 is a shared high-performance compute (HPC) cluster underlying supporting the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC). Funded by the HDFCCC and administered by the Computational Biology and Informatics (CBI) Shared Resource, it is available to all UCSF Cancer Center members and members of their labs. Its purpose is to fulfill various biomedical and health science computing needs. Researchers can participate using the common resources of this system or buy compute nodes or storage to add to the system and for which special priority is given.

The C4 environment is available for free to all HDFCCC researchers. To join, please follow the instructions for requesting an account. For technical details, please see the Specifications page and the Roadmap for where we are heading.

Please note: The current C4 environment is not certified for use with Protected Health Information (PHI). Data containing PHI must not be transferred to, mounted on, or processed with any C4 cluster resources. If you have questions regarding the security status of your data, please contact the UCSF Privacy Office.