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Welcome to Connect Cyberinfrastructure
A landing page for all our affiliated sites.


Connect.Cyberinfrastructure is a family of portals, each representing a program that is serving a segment of the research computing and data community. Each portal provides program-specific information, as well a custom "view" into a common database. The portal was originally developed to support project workflows and a knowledge base of self service learning resources for the Northeast Cyberteam. Subsequently, it was expanded to provide support to multiple cyberteams and other research computing communities of practice. We welcome additional communities, please contact us if you are interested in participating. Central to the Portal is an extensive and ever-evolving tagging infrastructure which informs every aspect of the Portal. The tag taxonomy was initially developed by the Northeast Cyberteam to categorize subject matter relevant to practitioners of Research Computing Facilitation and is ever changing due to the frequent introduction of new technology in domains that characterize the field of research computing.


ACCESS Support
ACCESS Support

Supporting the ACCESS Research Community

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CAREERS Cyberteam

Bringing computing support to small to mid-size institutions in the Northeast U.S.

Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
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Great Plains Cyberteam

A distributed mentor-mentee workforce development program that works with regional institutions

Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota
Affiliates in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota
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Kentucky Cyberteam

Advanced Computing Resources for Researchers and Educators at Small and Medium Sized Institutions in Kentucky and Surrounding States

Kentucky, Ohio
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Northeast Cyberteam

Advanced Computing Resources for Researchers at Small and Medium Sized Institutions in Northern New England

Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
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Advanced Computing Resources for Researchers and Educators at Small and Medium Sized Institutions in the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium

Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Washington
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SWEETER Cyberteam

SouthWest Expertise in Expanding, Training, Education and Research

Texas, New Mexico, Arizona
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TRECIS Cyberteam

TRECIS provides advanced, collaborative research computing support and CI services for users in the University of Texas System.

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Campus Champions

Collaboratively employing advanced computing and data to tackle society’s grand challenges


Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups encourage community members to gather based on common interests such as discipline, technology interests/needs or proximity - (affinities). Below is a list of all existing affinity groups. We are seeking coordinators for any affinity group that has a coordinator with "(acting)" following their name. Please contact if you are interested in learning more!

CAREERS Cyberteam
Great Plains Cyberteam
Kentucky Cyberteam
MINES Cyberteam
Northeast Cyberteam
RMACC Cyberteam
SWEETER Cyberteam
Texas Cyberteam
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ACCESS Facilitators


People who use or support people who use ACCESS resources and the ACCESS Resource Allocation System.

Torey Battelle

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ACCESS RP Integration

ACCESS RPs and ACCESS RP Coordinator space for information dissemination and discussion.

Tom Maiden

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ACCESS Support

ACCESS-website, tickets, community-outreach

Become an ACCESS Support insider by joining our affinity group.

Alana Romanella

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Account and Access Management CI Facilitators

allocation-management, administering-hpc

A group for CI and RCD professionals responsible for the Account and Access Management solutions at their institutions. Participants can share and discuss the approaches they use for managing accounts, usage tracking and allocations.

Adam Howard, Dori Sajdak

ACES Accelerating Computing for Emerging Sciences


ACES, TAMU, novel-accelerators

Accelerating Computing for Emerging Sciences (ACES) is a NSF-Category II-funded test bed (award number 2112356) that offers state of the art GPUs and other novel accelerators in a composable environment.

Richard Lawrence, Lisa Perez, Dhruva Chakravorty

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AI Institutes Cyberinfrastructure

ai, machine-learning, gpu, python

Gathering place for AI researchers to find curated information about using ACCESS resources for AI applications and research.

Karen Tomko, Amitava Majumdar, Alana Romanella

Anvil ACCESS Affinity Group


anvil, ai, machine-learning, gpu

Purdue University is the home of Anvil, a powerful new supercomputer that provides advanced computing capabilities to support a wide range of computational and data-intensive research spanning from traditional high-performance computing to modern artificial intelligence applications.

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Ask.CI Moderators

community-outreach, professional-development, training, workforce-development

Site Moderators and Locale Moderators for the Ask.CI Q&A platform for Research Computing.

Julie Ma

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Bridges-2, a resource of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is designed for converged HPC + AI + Data.

Tom Maiden, Stephen Deems

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Campus Champions Region 1

community-outreach, professional-development

Affinity group for legacy Campus Champions Region 1 covering Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington State.

Ben Nickell, Nick Maggio

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Campus Champions Region 2


Affinity group for legacy Campus Champions Region 2 covering Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Ruth Marinshaw, Aaron Culich

Campus Champions Region 3

Campus Champions Region 3


Affinity group for legacy Campus Champions Region 3 covering Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Kevin Brandt

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Campus Champions Region 4


Affinity group for legacy Campus Champions Region 4, covering Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Daniel Andresen, BJ Lougee

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Campus Champions Region 5


Affinity group for legacy Campus Champions Region 5 covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Mark Reed

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Campus Champions Region 6


Affinity group for legacy Campus Champions Region 6, covering Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virg

Scott Hampton

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Campus Champions Region 7


Affinity group for legacy Campus Champions Region 7 covering Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Verm

Scott Yockel, Scott Valcourt

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Cloud Computing

cloud-commercial, cloud-open-source, cloud-storage

People who use or are considering the use of cloud resources for research computing.



Jacob Fosso Tande


Connect CI Alliance


People who have or are thinking about adding a Portal View on

Christopher Simmons, Julie Ma

The CSSN (Computational Science Support Network)

CSSN (Computational Science Support Network)

professional-development, research-facilitation, workforce-development

The CSSN are active members of the research support community who share their expertise and get notifications of community opportunities.

Alana Romanella

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cybersecurity, cmmc, cui

For people whose work is impacted by cybersecurity regulations.

Cyd Burrows-Schilling

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darwin, big-data

DARWIN (Delaware Advanced Research Workforce and Innovation Network) is a big data and high performance computing system designed to catalyze Delaware research and education funded by a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Anita Schwartz, John Huffman

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delta, gpu

DELTA is a dedicated, ACCESS-allocated resource designed by HPE and NCSA, delivering a highly capable GPU-focused compute environment for GPU and CPU workloads.

Gregory Bauer, Sandra Kappes

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expanse, composable-systems, gpu

Expanse is a dedicated ACCESS cluster designed by Dell and SDSC delivering 5.16 peak petaflops, and will offer Composable Systems and Cloud Bursting.

Nicole Wolter, Mahidhar Tatineni

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faster, TAMU, composable-systems, gpu

Fostering Accelerated Scientific Transformations, Education, and Research (FASTER) is a NSF-MRI-funded cluster (award number 2019129) that offers state of the art CPUs, GPUs, and NVMe (Non-Volatile MemoryExpress) based storage in a composable environment.

Lisa Perez, Dhruva Chakravorty, Richard Lawrence

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High Performance Visualization

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This affinity group will work to strengthen understanding and dissemination of best practices related to visualization and rendering of data on HPC systems. A focus here will be on remote visualization techniques, and low level headless rendering strategies.

Devin Bayly, Carolina Roe-Raymond

HPC Ontologies and Metadata

HPC Ontologies and Metadata


For groups and people working to build a set of standardized minimal HPC ontologies and metadata.

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High Performance Computing and related fields such as Big Data, Research Computing, and related hardware and software engineering and development, cloud and data center operations, and career development.

Alan Sill

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ai, machine-learning, jetstream, cloud-open-source, cloud-storage, openstack, tensorflow, science-gateway, gpu, nvidia, cuda, jupyterhub, matlab, vnc, containers, singularity

Jetstream2 is a transformative update to the NSF’s science and engineering cloud infrastructure and provides 8 petaFLOPS of supercomputing power to simplify data analysis, boost discovery, and increase availability of AI resources. It is an NSF-funded, user-friendly cloud environment designed to allow “always on” research infrastructure and to give researchers access to interactive computing and data analysis resources on demand, whenever and wherever they want to analyze their data.

Jeremy Fischer, Robert Ping, Le Mai Weakley, Le Mai Weakley, Jennifer Taylor

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The KyRIC cluster will advance several exciting research programs across many disciplines, such as Bioinformatics and System Biology Algorithms, Large Graph and Evolutionary Network Analysis, Image Processing, and Computational Modeling and Simulation.

Vikram Gazula

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Large Data Sets

cloud-storage, big-data, data-transfer, open-storage-network, s3, ceph, hpc-storage

For people who evaluate or use storage options for researchers with large data sets. 

Christopher Simmons

NSF Cyberinfrastructure Professionals

NSF Cyberinfrastructure Professionals

professional-development, training

People involved with the NSF-funded CyberTraining CIP class awards or Strengthening the Cyberinfrastructure Professionals Ecosystem (SCIPE) program

Marisa Brazil, Mary Thomas, Robert Sinkovits, Lonnie Crosby

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Ookami is a computer technology testbed supported by the National Science Foundation under grant OAC 1927880. It provides researchers with access to the A64FX processor developed by Riken and Fujitsu for the Japanese path to exascale computing and is currently deployed in the until June 2022 fastest computer in the world, Fugaku.

Eva Siegmann

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Open OnDemand

open-ondemand, administering-hpc, cluster-management, cluster-support, hpc-operations, batch-jobs, kubernetes

For users and facilitators of Open OnDemand. Open OnDemand provides an intuitive, innovative, and interactive interface to remote computing resources. Open OnDemand helps computational researchers and students efficiently utilize remote computing resources by making them easy to access from any device.

Julie Ma, Alan Chalker

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Open Science Grid

The OSG provides technologies and services for supporting pools of distributed high-throughput computing (dHTC) and data capacity that serve a number of research communities, worldwide. Among these services, the OSG operates the Open Science Pool (OSPool), which includes capacity contributed from clusters at campuses and national labs across and beyond the US, organized as a single virtual cluster.

Mats Rynge, Christina Koch

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Open Storage Network

The Open Storage Network (OSN) is a distributed data sharing and transfer service intended to facilitate exchanges of active scientific data sets between research organizations, communities and projects, providing easy access and high bandwidth delivery of large data sets to researchers.

Christopher Simmons

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Pegasus is a workflow management system, which enables you to run computational workflows across ACCESS resources.

Mats Rynge, Karan Vahi

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Quantum Computing


Researchers and enthusiasts interested in discussing quantum computing topics.

Gaurav Khanna

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R for HPC


People who use r on HPC systems and want to exchange experiences, best practices and/or collaborate.

Wesley Brashear

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TACC's High Performance Computing (HPC) systems are used primarily for scientific computing and while their disk systems are large, they are unable to store the long-term final data generated on these systems. The Ranch archive system fills this need for high capacity long-term storage, by providing a massive high performance file system and tape-based backing store designed, implemented, and supported specifically for archival purposes.

Virginia Trueheart

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RMACC/Campus Champions Region 8

community-outreach, professional-development, workforce-development

Affinity group representing the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium and the legacy Campus Champions Region 8.

Becky Yeager, Shelley Knuth, Alana Romanella

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Johns Hopkins University's Rockfish is a community-shared cluster at Johns Hopkins University. It follows the "condominium model" with three main integrated units.

Jaime Combariza

Small Scale Research Computing Groups

Small Scale Research Computing Groups

A group for people supporting small scale HPC groups at their institution. 

Marcus Bond, BJ Lougee

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Stampede2, generously funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through award ACI-1540931, is one of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), University of Texas at Austin's flagship supercomputers.

Virginia Trueheart