HPC Accounts for External Collaborators

Note to sponsors from the College of Arts & Sciences requesting affiliate accounts for external collaborators: please check with your department before submitting an request as additional forms may be needed before the account can be requested.


If you already have a WMuserid, you can request an HPC account now. Since external collaborators do not already have WMuserids, an external collaborator's W&M sponsor must first request an affiliate WMuserid for their collaborator using Request IT (see below). Once the collaborator receives their WMuserid and password, the collaborator must then use them to request HPC access.

The affiliate account form in Request IT is only to request the prerequisite WMuserid. An HPC account will not be created or renewed without the collaborator filling out the (separate) HPC account request form, and HPC-specific requests, such as for access to chinook, must be sent to [[w|hpc-help]].

Requesting an affiliate WMuserid:
  1. Go to Request IT.
  2. Sign in.
  3. Select "Service Request," then "Create New Request."
  4. Select "Account Changes" for "Step 1."
  5. Select "Request/Extend an Affiliate or Contractor account" for "Step 2."
  6. Fill out the WMuserid Request Form.
    • In "Section 1-User Information," for "Is this individual a contractor only needing an ID Card?" select No.
    • In "Section 4-Type of Access,"
      • enter "affiliate account for HPC access" in the comments. If the collaborator intends to use public key authentication on stat.wm.edu, add "please include a home directory on stat."
      • Select No for "Is this to extend student services?" and
      • leave "Email," "Blackboard," and "Departmental G Drive" unchecked.
  7. Select "Save Incident" at the bottom of the page.