ACCESS (The Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support) is an NSF-funded virtual system designed to share high performance computing resources and services with researchers. Their network provides access to clusters of computers at R1 institutions, collections of data, and other tools. Most US-based researchers are eligible for allocations to these ACCESS resources at no cost! To learn more, visit ACCESS's website.

Getting started with ACCESS

Washington and Lee University participates in the ACCESS Campus Champion program. The current Campus Champion for our campus is Tom Marcais, If you are interested in using any of the ACCESS resources for your research, we recommend that you start by discussing your research needs with Tom. He can help you get started with ACCESS by providing training resources, access to allocations for training and testing purposes, and assist you in creating your own allocation requests.