ACCESS Knowledge Base
Explore the Knowledge Base and connect with community experts and other researchers. Browse materials to solve common problems and reduce the learning curve. Ask questions on our expert-monitored Q&A Forums or on Slack. Join communities that organize information and communication around a common theme.
Getting Started with ACCESS
ACCESS Services are many and varied including allocations, authorization & authentication, user support, performance monitoring and measurement and more… for a growing NSF Cyber-ecosystem for research computing and data. Explore how to get started in ACCESS!
How do I request compute or storage resources?
Everything you need to know about getting resources from ACCESS.
Where can I find information that was on the XSEDE User Portal?
A handy list of where to find info for researchers with XSEDE experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
As described in the NSF ACCESS solicitation, the Computational Science Support Network (CSSN) will "assimilate and coordinate the human capital that is separately funded by NSF at the national, regional and campus levels, and engage with the relevant existing community organizations and structures. This includes, but is not limited, to the existing Campus Champions service, Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC), and activities currently supported through the XSEDE project, among others, as well as relevant projects and individuals funded in the future. The CSSN will actively assist prospective, new, and current users through activities ranging from campus-level, one-on-one user engagements to regional and national community events"
The goal of the ACCESS CSSN program is to provide crowd-sourced opportunities to meet the needs of the community, to engage community organizations and members in this process, and to be inclusive and collaborative. The ACCESS CSSN program will provide incentives for community organizations and individual members to encourage contributions. Financial incentives will be available to support a number of activities, including resourcing training, participation in community discussion forums, and leading affinity groups. Opportunities for active and up-and-coming leaders in our community to participate in advisory roles will also be available.
The ACCESS Support team looks forward to working with the community to develop the CSSN. More details on this process will be available in upcoming months.
Visit our Forums
ACCESS Support is partnering with the Ask.CI Q&A Platform for Research Computing to provide a wide array of Q&A forums to facilitate community-driven discourse about ACCESS resources as well as other topics of interest. A sampling of forums is listed below.
Community Contributed Resources
ACCESS Support encourages contributions of useful websites, documentation, community forums, videos and other general or specific resources via the Community Resource Repository. A sampling of resources is included below.
The Carpentries teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide.
Cornell Virtual Workshop
Comprehensive training resource for high performance computing topics.
Using Linux commands in a python script
Learn how to use the subprocess and os modules in python to run shell commands in a python script that runs on a cluster.
Higher Ed Controlled Unclassified Information Slack (HigherEdCUI)
This slack channel is an excellent resource for conversing about CUI.