The Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautical Space Agency support an ecosystem of “leadership class” computing facilities housing some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources. These facilities provide “free” computing cycles at scale and storage to researchers from academia. Access to these resources is obtained through an application process that is based on the merit of the research objectives, and demonstration of the efficacy and parallel scalability of the software.
The aim of this presentation is to explain the capabilities of various “leadership class” computing facilities. It will also describe the IDRE Pipeline program which helps transition UCLA researchers from local resources and take advantage of these “free” magnificent computing facilities.