HPC User Responsibilities
Each SDSC user has responsibilities when using SDSC resources.
1. Only work authorized in the original request for an account is permitted.
Programs and data of a personal nature are not authorized. Users should
be prepared to justify that all programs and data are directly related
to authorized projects.
2. It is illegal to copy and/or distribute prioprietary software without the
approval of the software owner. Permission must be obtained from the
owner of the software before any proprietary software is copied and/or
installed on SDSC resources.
3. It is required that users with allocations approved by NSF peer
review acknowledge NSF and SDSC support in all publications and send a
copy of each to SDSC. Send publications or links to publications to
the following email address:
4. Each user is required to protect his or her password(s) and passwords must
never be shared. Users who believe a password has been compromised should
change that password immediately and notify SDSC Security at
5. Users are solely responsible for the security of their programs and data.
Users are responsible for backing up critical data. Filesystems and
archival storage systems are very reliable, however, data can be lost or
damaged due to media failures, software bugs, hardware failures, and
6. Individuals using NPACI resources without authorization, or in excess of
their authority, are subject to having all of their activities on the system
monitored and recorded by system personnel. In the course of monitoring
unauthorized individuals using these resources, the activities of authorized
users may also be monitored. By using NPACI resources you consent to such
monitoring and are advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence
of criminal activity, system personnel may provide the evidence of such
monitoring to law enforcement officials. Policies in this regard can
be found at http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/policies/ec/ section IV.B. and
7. Violations of SDSC policy can result in removal of access to SDSC resources
and possibly civil and criminal prosecution. SDSC Information Technology
policies, standards and guidelines are available at
http://security.sdsc.edu/PSG. You are responsible for reading and following
I have read the preceding and all SDSC policy documents and understand my
responsibilities as an SDSC user.