In addition to local computational resources, the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS) is a powerful collection of national computing resources that can be used for research purposes, acting as a single virtual system that researchers can use to collaborate and share computing resources, data, and expertise. For more information, or to discuss your HPC needs, please contact Jason Simms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In general, available resources can be classified as High Performance Computing (HPC) machines, High Throughput Computing (HTC) machines, visualization, data storage, testbeds, and services. For a complete list, please visit the ACCESS Resources page.
If you already have an account registered under the former XSEDE project, there is no need to create a new one.
ACCESS accounts are free of charge and can be created via the ACCESS new user page. Having an ACCESS account does not automatically grant an allocation to any ACCESS resources. Compute time on ACCESS resources is granted via the formal allocation process. But registering an account is the first step to applying for, or being added to, an allocation.
ACCESS Allocation is an application process where users are awarded access to compute, visualization, and or storage resources, as well as to extended support services. ACCESS has various allocations from short-term exploratory requests to year-long projects. In order to utilize ACCESS resources, an allocation must first be.
Once you have an ACCESS account, you may apply for one of the allocation types. When requesting computing resources, ACCESS provides four options. These are tiered levels designed to support a range of needs from entry-level exploration to large-scale computational workloads. Each tier aligns with a best estimate of resource needs and can be upgraded as those needs are clarified, so don’t be afraid to start small. The four options are defined as follows:
To apply, the principal investigator (PI) must be a researcher or educator at a U.S.-based institution, including federal research labs or commercial organizations, though additional information may be needed from researchers not affiliated with academic or non-profit research institutions. A postdoctoral researcher is eligible to serve as PI. After receiving an allocation, PIs can request that students be given accounts to use the allocation. For more information, please read the complete allocation-related policies.
To get started, visit the ACCESS documentation page. For information about the resources available through the ACCESS project, click here. Further Resource Provider (RP) details can also be found published here. Each listed RP is linked to a detailed summary of their specifications and guides to utilizing their resource(s).
For assistance, Jason Simms (email@example.com) and Peter Goode (firstname.lastname@example.org) can provide guidance with questions.
At this time, we’re not aware of any formal or informal training opportunities, however, as resources become available and we become aware of them, they will be published here.