SCF account holders have access to computing resources, such as a network of compute servers, workstations, and laboratory desktops equipped with R, Python, Matlab, and other development environments. Please read the Statistical Computing Facility (SCF) account policies below and the descriptions of the various account types before submitting your request.
Once you have an account, please see our information for new users.
Individuals who are issued accounts are responsible for all of its activity and must not allow anyone else to access it. Files under this account are not personal property; as such, the SCF reserves the right to review, modify, or delete any file or terminate any activity that may interfere with the operations or security of the facility. All files including email may be automatically deleted when the the account is closed.
The use of SCF computing resources requires compliance with the Berkeley Campus Computer Use Policy and the University of California Electronic Communications Policy (ECP). The UCOP brochure may be helpful as well.
These accounts are a privilege and as such can be revoked if misused. All questions should be addressed to the Systems Manager of the Statistical Computing Facility in room 499 Evans Hall, 643-7407.
Accounts issued to students, alumni, and visitors that are due for termination will be closed on January 1 and July 1 of each year. Accounts belonging to currently registered Statistics graduate students will remain open beyond that date. Individuals having other accounts must apply for an extension. No extensions are granted for class accounts.
Alumni accounts are issued upon request to individuals who have left the Department in good standing and are valid for one year after separation from the Department. Alumni accounts cannot be renewed.
Faculty, visitor (associate research fellows), and postdoc accounts expire upon termination of their appointments.
Class accounts will be removed after 3 p.m. of the first Monday after final exams of the semester for which they were assigned. Be sure to make any arrangements for permanent or backup storage of your class account files before the accounts are closed. There will be a $20 fee (plus the cost of media) for recovering files from accounts that have been closed. Upon request, mail messages can be forwarded to another account for up to 60 days after an account has been closed. (This does not apply to class accounts.)
Account Request Form
If you have a CalNet ID, complete our account request form.
If you do not have a CalNet ID, please have your sponsor create a Sponsored CalNet Guest account for you. Visit the Cirrus Identity site to get started. Once that is complete you can fill out the account request form.