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Reserving a Cluster or Cluster Software

Most Computing Services public clusters can be reserved by following the appropriate process.

Who Can Reserve

Only Carnegie Mellon affiliates may reserve a cluster. Typically, clusters are reserved for the following purposes:
  • Faculty or staff members typically reserve clusters for academic or professional development classes
  • Students typically reserve clusters for community service projects

How to Reserve a Cluster

Depending on the cluster you want to reserve, do one of the following:

Reservation Restrictions

Cluster reservations are subject to the following restrictions:

  • Reservation requests must be made by Wednesday of the week before the requested reservation if no software changes are needed; see Cluster Software Guidelines for more information on requesting software.
  • Reservations are posted within the Carnegie Mellon SpaceQuest system powered by 25Live and physically posted outside of each cluster.
  • Reservations become void if the professor does not show up within fifteen minutes after the scheduled reservation.