Get Started with XSEDE

  • Researchers
    The National Science Foundation's eXtreme Digital (XD) program is making new infrastructure and next-generation digital services available to researchers and educators to handle the huge volumes of digital information
  • Service Providers
    Service Providers - entities that make a resource visible and coordinated with the national cyberinfrastructure for benefit to the research community - are central to the function of XSEDE
  • College Students
    The goals of the student engagement program are to prepare and sustain a larger, more diverse pool of undergraduate and graduate students to be future researchers and educators. Students will be recruited nationally.
  • Community Outreach
    Increasing diversity is vital to America's future and is a foundation for two of XSEDE's strategic goals: Preparing the current and next generation of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and engineers in the use of advanced digital technologies

What is XSEDE?

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise. People around the world use these resources and services — things like supercomputers, collections of data and new tools — to improve our planet.

News and Events

COVID-19 Response: To our valued stakeholders and XSEDE collaborators,
By now you have received a flurry of communication surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how various organizations are responding, and XSEDE is no exception. As XSEDE staff have transitioned out of their usual offices and into telecommuting arrangements with their home institutions, they have worked both to support research around the pandemic and to ensure we operate without interruption.


BOINC@TACC / March 20
The BOINC@TACC project is based on the Volunteer Computing model. It helps researchers in running applications from a wide range of scientific domains on laptops, desktops, tablets, or cloud-based virtual machines owned by volunteers. With BOINC@TACC, students and researchers can run small high-throughput computing jobs without spending their active project allocations. Participants may attend in person at TACC or remotely by webcast.


SDSC Webinar: Running Jupyter Notebooks on Comet / April 16
Jupyter Notebooks are popular interactive web tools that can be launched to access local and remote file systems. This webinar, led by SDSC Computational Data Scientist/HPC Trainer Mary Thomas, covers SDSC's multi-tiered approach to running notebooks on Comet and how to run the different modes including default HTTP connections or those using JupyterHub.


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