Account Request

The principal investigator (PI) must be a faculty at Michigan Technological University or a research scientist at Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI).

Depending on the nature of the user population and the list of requested resources, it can take several business days for the proposal to be reviewed. The PI will be notified once the accounts have been created and are ready to use.


Named after the greatest of the Great Lakes, Superior is Michigan Tech's biggest shared HPC cluster dedicated for computational arts, science and engineering research projects.

A PI seeking accounts for their research group in Superior must submit a proposal to Dr. Warren Perger (

The necessary LaTeX and MS Word templates is available for download here. One may also clone the GitHub repository in lieu of downloading the zipped folder.


Named after the waterway that cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula, the Portage Canal, Portage is a miniature version of Superior. It is intended for education (course work and senior design projects) and preliminary research projects involving public and non-sponsored data.

A PI seeking accounts for their research group (or course or senior design team) in Portage must send a brief proposal via email to Dr. Warren Perger (

Project title (or course number and name), abstract (or course description), and list of users (include their ISO username, status - undergraduate or graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, visitng scholar, external collaborator, etc. - are necessary.