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 High-Performance Computing (HPC). See the HPC 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.