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Reserving a Cluster or Cluster Software

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

IMPORTANT! Cluster reservations are now being accepted for the Spring 2015 Semester.

The Clusters Reservation request process has changed. Details are below.


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

Reserve a Cluster

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

Cluster Requests for Academic Courses (NON-CFA)

  • For the Spring 2015 semester, scheduling for academic courses (non-CFA) taking place in the following clusters will be managed by the University Registrar's Office through S3: Baker 140 Corridor, Wean 5201/5202, Cyert 100A/100D, Hunt (Lower Level, Near, and Far)
  • This will eliminate the need to complete a separate 25Live request for these clusters.

Cluster Requests for CFA Courses

  • All CFA cluster requests for an academic course must be requested through BOTH S3 and 25Live.

Cluster Requests for Non-Course Events

  • All cluster requests for non-course events will continue to be requested through 25Live.
Additional Details for Reserving a Cluster

Reserve Cluster Software

Complete the Cluster Software Reservation form.

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 on the informational digital signage at each cluster area.
  • Reservations become void if the professor does not show up within fifteen minutes after the scheduled reservation.