National HPC Facilities and Resources

Beyond Yale’s on campus clusters, there are a number of ways for researchers to obtain compute resources (both cycles and storage) at national facilities.

Yale researchers may use the Data Management Planning Tool (DMPtool) to create, review, and share data management plans that are in accordance with institutional and funder requirements.


Quarterly | Application & Info

Startup Allocations are readily available on XSEDE resources (typically approved within 2 weeks) for benchmarking and planning runs. For even lower commitment allocations (e.g. to just explore the resource), YCRC staff members have "Campus Champions" allocations on all XSEDE resources that can be shared upon request. Send an email to for access.

XSEDE resources include the following. Up to date information is available at

  • Stampede2: traditional compute and Phis
  • Jetstream: Science Gateways
  • Bridges: traditional compute and GPUs
  • Comet: traditional compute and GPUs
  • XStream: GPU cluster

Department of Energy

NERSC, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)


Due in June | Application & Info


Due in June | Application & Info

ANL Director’s Discretionary

Rolling submission | Application & Info

3-6 month duration. Expectation is that you are using it to gather data for ALCC or INCITE proposal

OLCF Director’s Discretionary

Rolling submission | Application & Info

NCSA: Blue Waters


Due in November | Application & Info

Blue Water’s Innovation Allocations

Rolling submission | Application & Info

Open Science Grid (OSG)

Rolling Submission | Application & Info

The OSG facilitates access to distributed high throughput computing for research in the US. The resources accessible through the OSG are contributed by the community, organized by the OSG, and governed by the OSG consortium.