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136 projects win access to XSEDE NSF supercomputing resources

136 projects win access to XSEDE NSF supercomputing resources

At its March quarterly XSEDE Resource Allocations Committee (XRAC) review, a total of 291 million computing hours, valued at just under $15 million, were awarded to 136 deserving projects throughout the country for access to NSF-sponsored high-performance computing resources and services in the XSEDE environment. These awards for allocation will support fascinating investigations ranging from molecular bioscience to social and economic science. The awardees were given awards to XSEDE-allocated resources and services like supercomputers and extended collaborative support services (ECSS).

The total requests for resources was significantly higher, totaling 837 million computeing hours, but panel review and resource limitations restricted the final awards to 291 million.

For the full list of current XSEDE allocated projects, please see here: https://www.xsede.org/active-xsede-allocations

About XRAC

If you would like to apply for an allocation on XSEDE resources and services, please visit https://www.xsede.org/using-xsede#allocations. The XRAC is a group of some of the foremost minds in computational science that help organize and review requests and recommend allocation amounts for XSEDE resources and services like time on supercomputers, storage and ECSS (Extended Collaborative Support Services) help. Awards are made quarterly, generating over one billion compute hours allocated annually. Rejected projects are crituqued and revised provposals can resubmit in the upcoming quarter.


The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE accelerates scientific discovery by enhancing the productivity of researchers, engineers, and scholars by deepening and extending the use of XSEDE's ecosystem of advanced digital services and by advancing and sustaining the XSEDE advanced digital infrastructure. XSEDE is a five-year, $121-million project and is supported by the National Science Foundation.