Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS)

The mission of the Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) program is to improve the productivity of the XSEDE user community through successful, meaningful collaborations which optimize applications, improve work and data flows, increase effective use of the XSEDE digital infrastructure and broadly expand the XSEDE user base by engaging members of underrepresented communities and domain areas.

Through ECSS, users have access to a variety of cyberinfrastructure expertise. ECSS experts, many with advanced degrees in domain areas, are available for collaborations, lasting months to one year, to help researchers fundamentally advance their use of XSEDE resources.

Expertise is available over a wide range of areas:

  • performance analysis
  • petascale optimization
  • efficient use of accelerators
  • I/O optimization
  • data analytics
  • visualization
  • use of XSEDE by science gateways
  • workflows

ECSS can be requested along with compute and storage resources through the XSEDE allocation process. ECSS requests can also be added to existing allocations as supplements. For sample requests, visit the ECSS Justification page.

Current ECSS projects can be found on the ECSS Projects page, and more detailed video presentations on recent projects can be found on the ECSS Symposium page. For further information or to speak with someone about ECSS, contact the XSEDE Help Desk.

Key Points
ECSS offers domain science expertise
Request ECSS as part of your allocation
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