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.