As of August 2019, Information Technology Services (ITS) no longer creates default Unix accounts for USC faculty or staff. ITS retired the BCF (also known as Mizar) and HSC Solaris-based time-sharing machines on August 8, 2019. For more information, see itservices.usc.edu/solaris-retirement.

  • Research Unix accounts are available to faculty, research staff, and graduate students (with the approval of their faculty advisor) through USC’s Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC). See the CARC website for more information on these accounts.
  • Some schools provide their own Unix account options for teaching. Please contact your school’s IT support for information on what options are available to your school.

If you have any additional questions regarding computing accounts at USC, please see our Accounts and Passwords page or contact ITS Customer Support.