XSEDE Data Analysis
Last update: April 2, 2020

Infrastructure Resources

All XSEDE high-performance computing, high-throughput computing, storage, visualization, and cloud infrastructure resources can be used for data analysis. Specific features that that are especially useful for data analysis include:

  • GPUs for accelerated data analysis using AI and machine learning techniques
  • Data storage resources

Visit the XSEDE Systems Monitor to find GPUs, storage, and other useful features.

Software and Services

Software and services that are especially useful for data analysis include the following.

For data transfer and managing data:

For large-scale data analysis:

For data collections:

To discover data analysis related software and services on XSEDE allocated HPC resources:

To discover data analysis related software and services available in any form (installable packages, cloud images, containers, SaaS, etc.) on XSEDE allocated resources, XSEDE un-allocated resources, and non-XSEDE resources:

Some useful RSP searches:

To discover XSEDE integrated Science Gateways that may provide domain specific data analysis capabilities:


The XSEDE training page includes data analysis related training on the Matlab and R software tools.

The Cornell Virtual Workshops covers data analysis topics including: Python, Matlab, R, HDF5, Large Data Visualization, ParaView, VisIt, Relational Databases, and MapReduce.

Consulting and Extended Support

Users needing assistance finding and using data analysis related resources, software, services, training, or needing lightweight consulting may contact the XSEDE help desk at help@xsede.org. The Novel and Innovative Projects (NIP) team can provide this type of lightweight assistance. XSEDE allocated projects needing more in depth consulting on data preparation, data flows, data analytics, data locality, data visualization and other data techniques can request Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) assistance. The Novel and Innovative Projects (NIP) area of ECSS provides lightweight consulting to assist in this process. This can be requested via help@xsede.org.

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