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Important Update:

UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

Buddy SupercomputerBuddy is a 37-node supercomputer funded by the National Science Foundation. You can see some details on the NSF website.

Buddy is being used for both research and education. Research includes projects on particle transport, micromixing, stochastic modeling, ecological modeling, bio-informatics and spread of disease.

Access to Buddy

If you are a faculty member or student working on a project at UCO, you can access Buddy. Send an email to to request an account and include your UCO email address.

Once you have an account and follow a few steps, you can access Buddy from anywhere!


Setting up your Computer

We use a public/private key infrastructure to secure Buddy. There are a few steps to getting this setup on your computer. Download the document for your operating system:


Mac (OSX)


Please follow all directions in the document you downloaded.