Acknowledging Cirrus

You should use the following phrase to acknowledge Cirrus in all research outputs that have used the facility:

This work used the Cirrus UK National Tier-2 HPC Service at EPCC ( funded by the University of Edinburgh and EPSRC (EP/P020267/1)

You should also tag outputs with the keyword Cirrus@EPCC.


The facility is based around a 280 node HPE/SGI 8600 HPC system with HPE ClusterStor Lustre and Ceph file systems. The HPC system runs the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution and has a range of software, liraries and tools available. See the following pages for more information:

Service Catalogue

Cirrus provides a range of services. The different services are listed in the Cirrus Service Component Catalogue:


The Cirrus policies form an integrated whole, based on the Terms and Conditions of Access. They lay down both what we expect from Users, and how we will carry out the commitments we make to them in the Terms and Conditions.

In addition, Cirrus access also falls within the remit of the Computing Regulations and Security Policy of the University of Edinburgh and all users who sign up for a SAFE and/or Cirrus account agree to these conditions of access:


Cirrus is run by EPCC and many people play a role in running and supporting the service. The key staff are:

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Cirrus then please do not hesitate to contact the support team.