NDSU North Dakota State University

Center for Computationally
Assisted Science and Technology


For large production runs which are not practical to be conducted at CCAST or in order to access types of computing resources not available at CCAST (e.g. large-memory SMP machines or Hadoop clusters) we recommend use of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) .  XSEDE (formerly TeraGrid) is a comprehensive national grid of high-performance computing environments, including hardware, software, and services, which is open free of charge to U.S. based researchers.  Aggregated XSEDE processing power approaches 10 petaflops and a vast amount of storage is available to users as well.  You can request a startup allocation on XSEDE at any time by filling out a simple questionnaire.  Requests for large research allocations are competitive and are reviewed on a quarterly basis.  They must be submitted during one of the four one-month long open submission periods.  You can also utilize XSEDE via accessing one of its discipline specific Science Gateways.

If you need help with applying for XSEDE allocation or if you are already an XSEDE user but need help with using this resource please contact CCAST Director who is the NDSU XSEDE Campus Champion.