TACC Services for CNS Faculty

The Texas Advanced Computing Center, or TACC, offers training, consulting, and resources to faculty and researchers of the University of Texas at Austin. These resources include: storage (high-performance storage on Corral and archival storage on Ranch), and time on high-performance compute clusters (the 6400 compute-node Stampede and the 1888 compute-node Lonestar), scientific visualization (Stallion and Maverick, both 132 compute-node clusters with 132 NVIDIA GPUs), and a 96-node data analytics cluster (Wrangler).

If you are PI-eligible (that is, if you have a Ph.D.), getting started is as easy as creating an account and requesting an allocation at the TACC user portal at https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu.

Here is an illustrated step-by-step guide for requesting an allocation on the TACC user portal: https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/documents/13601/1076403/TACC+Allocation+Request+Guide.pdf

Most of the training that TACC offers is free, is hands-on, and can be taken either on-site or by webcast. The focus of the training is to teach attendees how to use TACC resources. The training is offered in single-topic blocks over the fall and spring semesters, or combined into a single weeklong bootcamp offered in the summer.

Written by CNS OIT staff
Questions or comments? The best and easiest way to contact us is via the CNS Help Desk form.

See also: TACC