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There is no direct support for students using Research Computing resources for class work. See the Teaching Support information for details

If you are a UFIT Research Computing client using HiPerGator and related infrastructure sometimes you may not be sure what step to take next or how some part of the system works, ran into a problem, have a question, or would like to improve your workflow here are the steps you can take. Here's the order of actions we recommend taking to find the information you need or to get more direct and personalized help. To check HPG's resource usage, visit our HiPerGator Metrics page.


This help documentation website is the main information hub for all things related to UFIT RC, HPG, and related infrastructure and services. FAQ specifically has common issues users face and solutions. Otherwise, you can browse through the site using links and categories menu on the left side, try a search whether using the search field in the top-right corner, or with a search engine by entering e.g. with your search term, check the Applications help pages for help with running specific apps on HiPerGator. If you need information about general overview, news policies, and resource purchse forms, you can visit our main website.

Support System

If you don't find what you are looking for on this help site please open a support request. Requests are usually triaged quickly, but since there are few support staff members who all have many additional duties it may be a while before work on new requests can begin in earnest. The requests are usually fulfilled on the first come, first serve basis, and may take anywhere from hours to days to resolve. If a request requires more than few hours of work and/or multiple staff members and significant effort to resolve you will be expected to purchase consulting hours.

Chat Support

If you think that a question you have may not warrant a full support request you can try reaching us through Slack as described on the Remote Support page. Note that the chat #support channel does not guarantee immediate staff availability. We cannot constantly monitor the support channel and may take time to reply. We usually reply 'in a thread', so the messages will not overwhelm the channel.

Direct Support

If you would like to describe the issue in a face-to-face conversation or it may be necessary for you or for a UFRC support staff member to share computer screen to achieve the best outcome use the booking form linked from the Remote Support page to schedule an appointment. Since we work in a hybrid model a visit can be scheduled either in-office or on zoom depending on your preferences, urgency, and staff schedule and availability. We ask that you reserve a time slot at least four hours in advance. The bookings system uses our calendars and staff availability is limited, so there are no set office hours.

Office Locations

HiPerGator Support and Services

  • Oleksandr (Alex) Moskalenko: New Physics Building (NPB), Room 2234 (Mon, Wed); CGRC 119 (Thr). General and Biocomputing support.
  • Jorge Cabrera: New Physics Building (NPB), Room 2217 (Wed, Thr). General support.
  • Chris Ribe: New Physics Building (NPB), Room 2234 (Tue, Fri). General support.
  • Andre Chanderbali: Microbiology and Cell Science, Room 1246 (Mon, Wed, Fri). General and Biocomputing support.
  • Richard Swilley: New Physics Building (NPB), Room 2217 (Mon, Fri). General support.
  • Ajith Perera: New Physics Building (NPB), Room 2344 (By appointment). Computational Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering etc.)

Client Side Computing

  • Brian Bartholomew: New Physics Building (NPB), Room 2238; CGRC, Room 119; HPNP, Room 2331. General and Client Side Computing support.
  • Christina Benson: New Physics Building (NPB), Room 2238; CGRC. Room 119; HPNP, Room 2331. General and Client Side Computing support.

AI Support and Consulting

  • Qian Zhao: Microbiology and Cell Science, Room 1246 (Tue, Thr).

Scripps Institute RC Support

  • Justin Wolowitz: Scripps Building (3501), Room B225.

Floating Office

  • By scheduled request: Turlington Hall, Room 2109. Meeting room for ad hoc and scheduled meetings with researchers


The last but not least approach to maximizing success and efficiency is to peruse our Trainings options and avail yourself of the numerous Training Videos. Virtual live sessions, workshops, birds-of-feather, or even an in-person training sessions that can be scheduled for a research group or a class with sufficient lead time. We offer a number of services for instructors and students, see Teaching Support procedure