Allocations Announcements
Last update: October 17, 2018

New! The Resource Information page now displays XSEDE allocated resources as well as Service Provider Forum resources!

First time here? Check out the Resource Info page to learn about the resources available, and then visit the Startup page to get going! Startup, Campus Champions, and Education Allocation requests may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

The next Research allocation submission period is December 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019. The year-long allocation begin date will be April 1, 2019.

Multi-Year Startup Allocations

New or Renewal Startup requests can now ask for allocations to last longer than one year. See Multi-Year Startup Allocations on the Startup Allocations page.

Request End Dates for Education Allocations: Education Allocations can now be requested to align with the semester or training course period being taught. See the Education Allocations page for details.

Final Reports

Principal Investigators (PIs) can now submit their Final Reports via XRAS. See Final Reports under Managing Allocations for more information.

New XSEDE Resources

See the XSEDE Resources Catalog for a complete list of XSEDE compute, visualization and storage resources, and more details on the new systems.

XSEDE Public Data Collections

XSEDE is now accepting allocation requests from research groups interested in analyzing XSEDE-collected data for studies of the impact of the XSEDE ecosystem on the scientific enterprise. These data sets from XSEDE services, such as allocations and accounting, are being published to support a range of third-party analyses and studies.

For researchers or research groups interested in these data sets, XSEDE requests that you submit a Startup allocation request. By submitting such a request, you will help XSEDE track the interest and value in providing these resources, as well as record the nature of the projects that have used the data sets. For more information, see "XSEDE Public Data Collections" on the Resource Information page.

Science Gateways Community Institute

The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) is a new Level Two XSEDE Service Provider. SGCI helps its clients build science gateways, at any stage of development, through online and in-person resources and services. This is in contrast to XSEDE's ECSS program which helps existing science gateways connect to XSEDE resources.

SGCI can provide specialized long- or short-term consulting services for hands-on, custom development as well as advice from seasoned experts. Expertise covers many areas - technology selection, usability, graphic design, cybersecurity, licensing and more. Expertise can be provided regardless of the type of gateway (citizen science, compute intensive, data portal, etc.) or the resources used (campus resources, XSEDE, cloud).

Consult the Science Gateways Community Institute site for more information.

TACC's Stampede2

The Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) new resource, Stampede2, is now in full production. The 18 petaflop national resource builds on the successes of the original Stampede system it replaces.

The first phase, of the Stampede2 rollout features the second generation of processors based on Intel's Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture. These 4,200 Knights Landing (KNL) nodes represent a radical break with the first generation Knights Corner (KNC) MIC coprocessor. Unlike the legacy KNC, a Stampede KNL is not a coprocessor: each 68-core KNL is a stand-alone, self-booting processor that is the sole processor in its node.

Phase 2, now deployed, has added approximately 50% of additional compute power to the system as a whole via the integration of 1,736 Intel Xeon (Skylake) nodes. Now fully deployed, Stampede2 will deliver twice the performance of the original Stampede system.

Please note that Stampede2 is allocated in node-hour, NOT core-hour service units (SU)s. An SU is defined as 1 wall-clock node hour.

Retiring XSEDE Resources

These retiring resources, listed below, are not available for new or renewal research requests.

  • XStream is no longer available for allocations and will be decommissioned September 30, 2018.
  • SuperMIC, the Xeon Phi cluster operated by Louisiana State University's Center for Computation & Technology, is no longer available for new or renewal allocations. LSU CCT and SuperMIC will continue to support all currently active allocations.
  • Maverick, TACC's Interactive Visualization and Data Analytics System, is no longer available to XSEDE users as of April 1, 2018.

Storage Allocations

Continuing this submission period, access to XSEDE storage resources along with compute resources will need to be requested and justified, both in the XSEDE Resource Allocation System (XRAS) and in the body of the proposal's main document. The following XSEDE sites will be offering allocatable storage facilities, these are:

  • IU/TACC Jetstream - required when requesting IU/TACC Jetstream
  • PSC Pylon - required when requesting PSC Bridges, Regular or Large Memory
  • SDSC Data Oasis - required when requesting SDSC Comet or Comet GPU
  • TACC Ranch - required when requesting TACC Stampede2
  • TACC Wrangler - required when requesting TACC Wrangler

Storage needs have always been part of allocation requests, however, XSEDE will be enforcing the storage awards in unison with the storage sites. Please vist XSEDE's Storage page for more info.