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Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups encourage community members to gather based on common interests, and they provide connections to AG-specific slack channels, Q&A Forums, events, and relevant knowledge base resources. Joining ACCESS Resource Provider Affinity Groups (AGs) will add you to the distribution list for notifications about outages, news, and training events specific to the Resource Provider named. If you would like to create a new Affinity Group, please submit a request form and we will respond within five business days. Thank you!

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Graphic for Account and Access Management CI Facilitators Account and Access Management CI Facilitators 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. allocation-management, administering-hpc Login to join
AI Institutes Cyberinfrastructure logo AI Institutes Cyberinfrastructure

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

ai, machine-learning, gpu, python Login to join Q&A logo Ask.CI Moderators

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

community-outreach, professional-development, training, workforce-development Login to join
Campus Champions logo Campus Champions The Campus Champions comprise a thriving community of practice for research computing, data and software professionals. community-outreach, management, professional-development, workforce-development Login to join
The words Campus Champions Region 1 Campus Champions Region 1

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

community-outreach, professional-development Login to join
The words Campus Champions Region 2 Campus Champions Region 2

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

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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.

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The words Campus Champions Region 4 Campus Champions Region 4

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

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The words Campus Champions Region 5 Campus Champions Region 5

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

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The words Campus Champions Region 6 Campus Champions Region 6

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

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The words Campus Champions Region 7 Campus Champions Region 7

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

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CCMNet logo CCMNet Mentors Cyberinfrastructure Community-Wide Mentorship Network affinity-group, community-outreach, professional-development, research-facilitation, workforce-development Login to join
A blue cloud Cloud Computing

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



cloud-commercial, cloud-open-source, cloud-storage Login to join
ConnectCI Connect CI Alliance

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

community-outreach Login to join
High Performance Visualization image High Performance Visualization 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. affinity-group, computer-graphics, visualization, ondemand, gpu Login to join
HPC Ontologies and Metadata HPC Ontologies and Metadata

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

metadata Login to join graphic 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. administering-hpc, cluster-management, cluster-support, distributed-computing, file-systems Login to join
Four people surround a giant disk Large Data Sets

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

cloud-storage, big-data, data-transfer, open-storage-network, s3 Login to join
NSF Cyberinfrastructure Professionals NSF Cyberinfrastructure Professionals

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

professional-development, training Login to join
The words Open On Demand Open OnDemand 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. ondemand, administering-hpc, cluster-management, cluster-support, hpc-operations Login to join
image of quantum computer Quantum Computing

Researchers and enthusiasts interested in discussing quantum computing topics.

quantum-computing Login to join
The letter R with a circle R for HPC

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

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Mountains with the words RMACC RMACC/Campus Champions Region 8 Affinity group representing the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium and the legacy Campus Champions Region 8. community-outreach, professional-development, workforce-development Login to join
Small Scale Research Computing Groups Small Scale Research Computing Groups

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

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The words Campus Champions ACCESS Facilitators ACCESS Facilitators

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

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ACCESS RP Integration graphic ACCESS RP Integration ACCESS RPs and ACCESS RP Coordinator space for information dissemination and discussion. Login to join
Support ACCESS Affinity Group logo ACCESS Support

Become an ACCESS Support insider by joining our affinity group.

ACCESS-website, tickets, community-outreach Login to join
ACES Accelerating Computing for Emerging Sciences ACES 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. ACES, TAMU, novel-accelerators Login to join
Anvil ACCESS Affinity Group Anvil 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. anvil, ai, machine-learning, gpu Login to join
Bridges-2 ACCESS Affinity Group logo Bridges-2

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

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The CSSN (Computational Science Support Network) CSSN (Computational Science Support Network) The CSSN are active members of the research support community who share their expertise and get notifications of community opportunities. professional-development, research-facilitation, workforce-development Login to join
DARWIN ACCESS Affinity Group logo DARWIN 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). darwin, big-data Login to join
Delta ACCESS Affinity Group logo DELTA 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. delta, gpu Login to join
Expanse ACCESS Affinity Group logo Expanse Expanse is a dedicated ACCESS cluster designed by Dell and SDSC delivering 5.16 peak petaflops, and will offer Composable Systems and Cloud Bursting. expanse, composable-systems, gpu Login to join
FASTER ACCESS Affinity Group logo FASTER 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. faster, TAMU, composable-systems, gpu Login to join
Jetstream-2 ACCESS Affinity Group logo Jetstream-2 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. ai, machine-learning, jetstream, cloud-open-source, cloud-storage Login to join
KyRIC ACCESS Affinity Group logo KyRIC 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. kyric Login to join
OOKAMI ACCESS Affinity Group logo OOKAMI 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. ookami Login to join
Open Science Grid ACCESS Affinity Group logo 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. Login to join
Open Storage Network ACCESS Affinity Group logo 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. Login to join
 Pegasus ACCESS Logo Pegasus

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

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RANCH ACCESS Affinity Group logo RANCH 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. ranch Login to join
Rockfish ACCESS Affinity Group logo Rockfish Johns Hopkins University's Rockfish is a community-shared cluster at Johns Hopkins University. It follows the "condominium model" with three main integrated units. rockfish Login to join
Stampede2 ACCESS Affinity Group logo Stampede2 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. stampede2 Login to join
cybersecurity stock image Cybersecurity

For people whose work is impacted by cybersecurity regulations.

cybersecurity, cmmc, cui Login to join