XSEDE Campus Champions Program

Service Information

As a member of the XSEDE Campus Champions program, TTS helps Tufts researchers and educators gain access to XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) high-performance services, resources, and accounts.
Quick Access: 

Available To:

IT Professional
Arts & Sciences
Central Administration
Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts School of Dental Medicine
Tufts School of Medicine
Benefits and Features: 

XSEDE is an advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services, giving researchers access to large supercomputers and related services such as storage and science gateways. TTS RGTS (Research and Geospatial Technology Services) serves as a local source of knowledge and support through its membership in the XSEDE Campus Champions program, acting as a conduit for account access to XSEDE services, applications, and digital resources, which include some of the largest supercomputers in the world with an enormous number of cpu cores, gpu devices, storage, high memory systems and shared memory nodes.

Benefits to TTS's membership in the Campus Champions program include:

  • Local source for procuring a start-up XSEDE account
  • Source for advanced information regarding XSEDE resources
  • Direct access to XSEDE staff
  • SSH-compatible client for command line access
  • SSH-compatible file transfer program
  • X11-compatible client is also necessary for graphical applications
Get Started: 

If interested in XSEDE,

  1. Contact TTS Research and Geospatial Technology Services to apply for an allocation. As a National Science Foundation-funded service, access to XSEDE requires an application and approval process. RGTS will guide you through this process.
  2. Next, work with RGTS staff to install applications and make sure that necessary access clients are installed.
  3. Once your account is approved, RTGS will work with you to establish access, copy files and submit jobs.

For more information about the RTGS Campus Champions program, see RGTS Campus Champions.