How do I request an account on the Sherlock cluster at Stanford?



I’m a Stanford staff in a lab in the School of Medicine. How do I request an account? I found the documentation at but I don’t have an account by default. Would this be possible? Thank you!


Sherlock is a computing cluster at Stanford for faculty and their research teams. Creating an account is simple! You will need to email srcc-support@stanford.ed, and include:

  • your name
  • your sunetid
  • your sponsoring faculty

Importantly, include the sponsoring faculty (cc) on the email, who will need to respond with some kind of approval for the account. It’s also advised to include “Sherlock” in the subject to quickly route your request. Once this is done, we can create the account and send you more information for logging in.