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XSEDE is a collection of computing resources that scientists can use to interactively access and share computing resources, data and expertise. It consists of supercomputers, high throughput computing, storage, cloud computing, software and support for scientific computing.
XSEDE is NSF funded and is available to all Oregon State researchers. Allocations are available based on a proposal system. A startup allocation can be requested any time. Based on the performance of the code and appropriateness of the computations a proposal can be submitted for a full research allocation (there are 4 proposal periods per year). XSEDE also offers specialized computing gateways, including bioscience gateways, that can be used at anytime without going through a proposal process.
Oregon State has an XSEDE campus champion, Steve Wolbers (Research Computing Manager working in Information Services) who can assist in consulting about XSEDE and the available resources, in getting started with the program, and with the proposal process.