Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Expanded XSEDE Support at Michigan

The EXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a great source for free high-performance computing resources for the research community.  Researchers who wish to use XSEDE can get support on campus from a number of people.

Brock Palen
I (Brock Palen) am the XSEDE Campus Champion for the University of Michigan. As the Champion I have direct communication with a number of the XSEDE resource providers.

I can support you on XSEDE resources in much the same way you are supported on any local resource. I can benchmark, test, and debug issues. I can also support you in the XSEDE proposal writing process for review and resource selection.

I work closely with many of the research computing support staff in the College of LSA, the School of Public Health, and the Medical School, and they can also help you with any questions or problems you have with any part of the XSEDE process. You can get a hold of any of them and me at

As always, if you run into difficulty with any part of the XSEDE application process or when using XSEDE resources to reach to us locally for help at