Anvil Dropping Into ACCESS

Purdue’s supercomputer, Anvil, has recently completed its testing phase and is now officially an ACCESS resource. It’s already hard at work aiding researchers in their search for sustainability and in cancer-research training.

ACCESS Allocation Opportunities

Beginning September 15th the allocation period for large-scale projects in ACCESS will be open. Here’s what you need to know – regardless of your resource needs.

Advancing to ACCESS

XSEDE will now make way for ACCESS. For many, ACCESS will function similarly to XSEDE. Both have the same goal of connecting scientists, researchers and educators with cyberinfrastructure resources they might not have otherwise had access to.

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The Push and Pull of the Ocean

An international group of researchers used SDSC’s Expanse supercomputer to create simulations of the currents in the California Current Ecosystem – an area spanning more than 1,800 miles along the coast from Canada to Mexico.

Coordination Office

Science and engineering (S&E) research and education depend upon an increasingly complex and distributed ecosystem of cyberinfrastructure (CI) that comprises elements at research labs, campuses and national resources. The advent of the ACCESS program represents an evolution of the National Science Foundation’s plans for the coordinated and coherent operation of this CI and provides an … Read more


Executive Council The ACCESS Executive Council comprises the principal investigators (PIs) of ACCESS awards as primary members, several other ACCESS award senior personnel as secondary members or observers and ex officio members including the NSF ACCESS Program Officer. Its purpose is to effect top-level coordination and governance among all ACCESS awardees to ensure high operational … Read more


With ACCESS, the NSF has awarded $52 million over five years to five lead institutions and their sub-awardees to facilitate the program. Each project within ACCESS is independently managed yet highly cooperative; additionally, the ACCESS Coordination Office (ACO) supports the collective operation of the ACCESS projects, endeavoring to provide seamless experiences across a high-performance, innovative … Read more


The national research cyberinfrastructure (CI) ecosystem is essential to computational- and data-intensive research across all of 21st-century science and engineering (S&E). It’s driven by rapid advances in a wide range of technologies, increasing volumes of highly heterogeneous data and escalating demand by the research community. Advancing Innovation with ACCESS Research CI is a key catalyst … Read more