All members are required to attend 1 RCC event per year, to meet the requirement for being an active member, and to retain access to the RCC resources such as Hyak or the Cloud Credit Program. Check the calendar for upcoming events. We host 1 general body meeting per quarter, and a number of training events, workshops, talks, mentorship and outreach opportunities throughout the year.

The club constitution may be found here

0. Check your eligibility

The steps listed below are for gaining access to the Hyak Student Technology Fee (STF) allocation, not to any departmental or research group accounts. The STF allocation. is available to enrolled UW students who pay the student technology fee. If you are not eligible for the STF allocation, you can purchase nodes for your use.

1. Join our Mailing List and Slack channel

To join first, join our Mailing List, and our Slack team.

2. Read the documentation

Hyak users are responsible for learning how to use the resource by reading the documentation in full and following up on questions they still have. Attending a training or office hours does not replace reading the docs. To familiarize yourself with using Hyak:

  1. Familiarize your self with *nix languages. Many resources are freely available online – here is one suggestion.
  2. Read the documentation in full Additional, potentially outdated information on Hyak can be found at the Hyak wiki.

Additional potentially helpful resources are the Hyak Training Video. Slides from the most recent training session can be found on GitHub or pinned in the RCC slack.

3. Fill out the Hyak Quiz

The Hyak quiz asseses your understanding of the documentation and the expectations around use of the Hyak resource. You must score 80% or higher to be added to Hyak. All answers can be found in the documentation linked above. An RCC officer will process the quiz results once a week and add people with passing scores to the STF account on Hyak.

Link to quiz: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=W9229i_wGkSZoBYqxQYL0i17s4-Cdk5NuQjR7xJKu_5UMVFMN1YxUUhSOUhTVkpFSFk2MVJTOTFKVi4u

4. Set up two-factor authentication (2FA)

Once you have received a confirmation email that you have been added to the STF group on Hyak, you will need to set up your 2FA devices by going to this link, and scrolling down to the “manage your device(s)” section. Follow the instructions there. Once you have set up your 2FA devices, you’ll be able to use your UW NetID, password, and 2FA device to log into Hyak.

5. Add Hyak and Lolo as Services

Once you have been added to the STF group on Hyak and have set up your 2FA devices, the next step is to add the “Hyak Server” and the “Lolo Server” (storage system) to the resources page connected to your UW NetID. Go to the following link https://uwnetid.washington.edu/manage and follow the steps below:

  1. Click the “Computing Services” bar on the left.
  2. In the “Inactive Services” section, check the boxes titled “Hyak Server” and “Lolo Server”. Note: sometimes these options aren’t immediately available; if, a day or so after getting added to the STF group you still don’t see these options, email hpcc@uw.edu and they should fix the problem right away.
  3. Hit “Subscribe”. Note: it may take up to an hour after subscribing for the service to be fully functional.


If you have any questions, feel free to join us on Slack or email us at hpcc@uw.edu.