ACCESS is a large, distributed ecosystem. We want to make it easy for you to get started. If you’re new to ACCESS, learn more.
If you’re a researcher or educator ready to use advanced computing systems and services, follow these steps.
If you’d like to join the ACCESS community and become a reviewer, moderator, beta tester or committee member, start here.
If you represent an organization that would like to contribute cyberinfrastructure, software, or services to ACCESS, start here.
It’s easy to get started.
Create an account
To use ACCESS resources and manage your project, create an account.
See what resources are available
ACCESS Resource Providers from across the United States provide you free access to advanced computing systems and services.
Prepare and request an allocation
With your ACCESS ID, apply for an allocation and receive credits to use a resource. EXPLORE ACCESS is a good place to start. Apply and get access in as little as 1–2 business days.
You’ll receive an email notification once your project is approved and receive ACCESS credits to exchange for allocations on a specific resource or resources.
Run and track your project
ACCESS is “self-serve.” You connect directly to the resource you need and run the software necessary to complete your task.
For new users, ACCESS OnDemand is an easy-to-use web interface. Get remote access from any device. No client software installation required.
For those who need workflows/pipelines or cross site runs, Pegasus is an easy to use workflow management tool managed from within Jupyter Notebook.
Use ACCESS XDMoD to improve your job and allocation usage efficiency. Log in to XDMoD and click on the Job Viewer tab. Enter your job number and resource in the search box to see how efficiently your job is running.
Progress reports are required in order to receive the second half of your ACCESS credits. At this point you may request a one-time increase in credits and/or extension.
Upon completion a final report must be submitted summarizing the work and acknowledging ACCESS. Publications can be added using the My Publications tool.
More to explore
We look forward to you becoming part of the ACCESS community!