The ShARC HPC cluster was decommissioned on the 30th of November 2023 at 17:00. It is no longer possible for users to access that cluster.



The latest changes and newly installed software on our clusters can be found at the HPC Changelog microsite.

This is the documentation for ShARC (Sheffield Advanced Research Computer), one of the University of Sheffield’s High Performance Computing clusters and the successor to the decommissioned Iceberg cluster. ShARC is for the most part a capability cluster designed to run larger compute jobs that will use multiple nodes.

If greater single-threaded performance or greater numbers of cores are required than ShARC can provide, the newer Stanage cluster has more modern CPUs with significantly greater numbers of cores available.