In addition to local computational resources, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a powerful collection of national computing resources that can be used for research purposes, acting as a single virtual system that faculty, researchers, and scientists 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 classifies as: High Performance Computing (HPC) machines, High Throughput Computing (HTC) machines, visualization, data storage, testbeds, and services. For a complete list, please visit the XSEDE Resources page.
XSEDE accounts are free of charge and can be created at the XSEDE User Portal (XUP). Having an XUP account does not automatically grant you access to XSEDE resources or compute time on any XSEDE resource. Compute time on XSEDE resources is granted via the allocations process. You may apply for a new allocation or get added to an existing allocation.
XSEDE Allocation is an application process where users are awarded access to compute, visualization, and or storage resources, as well as to extended support services. XSEDE has various allocations from short term exploratory request to year-long projects. In order to access XSEDE resources you must have an allocation.
Once you have an account, you may apply for one of the following allocation types:
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 XSEDE documentation portal. Please visit the detailed list of XSEDE computing, visualization and storage resources at each of the partner sites, with links to detailed specifications and user guides for each machine.
Yes! Jason Simms (email@example.com) and Bill Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) are XSEDE Campus Champions and can assist with questions.