CIS Computing & Information Services

XSEDE

XSEDE is an NSF-funded, nation-wide collection of supercomputing systems that are available to researchers through merit-based allocations. It replaces what used to be called the TeraGrid.

A user may apply for one of the following allocation types:

  • Startup: The fastest way to get started on XSEDE, Startup allocations require minimum documentation, are reviewed all year long, and are valid for one year.
  • Education: Also lasting one year, an Education allocation provides time for academic or training classes.
  • Research: Research allocation requests are reviewed quarterly and require more formal documentation. Research allocations will be granted for one year and may be renewed or extended.

In addition, Brown is a member of the XSEDE Campus Champions program, which gives us a small allocation on each of the XSEDE machines. If you would like help getting started with XSEDE, or would like to discuss efficient use of resources please contact support@ccv.brown.edu.

Globus can be used to transfer files between Oscar and XSEDE machines. The Oscar Globus endpoint is brownccv#transfer.