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The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is supported by the National Science Foundation. It is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. Multiple partner institutions contribute one or more allocation based services, including HPC and HTC machines, visualization, data storage, test-beds, and support services.


Access to XSEDE resources is provided through allocations types summarized below and detailed on XSEDE’s Startup Allocations web page. Boise State has two XSEDE Campus Champions who can help you navigate the resources. Email to get in touch with our champions.

  • Trial and Campus Champion Allocation 
    • for testing your project
    • requests accepted all year through Campus Champions or XSEDE Help Desk
  • Startup Allocation
    • for small-scale activities; application development; bench-marking, evaluation, and experimentation on the various resources; or for developing a science gateway
    • one-year duration
    • requests accepted all year through a short, formal proposal
    • visit XSEDE’s Startup Allocations web page
  • Education Allocation
  • Research Allocation


Get information about XSEDE resources on the XSEDE Resources web page.


Idaho National Laboratory makes the Top 500 supercomputer known as “Falcon” available to Boise State researchers. For help setting up accounts, requesting allocations or access to Falcon, read the INL HPC Account Directions, or contact the Research Computing Support Department at: researchcomputing@boisestate.


For help setting up accounts, requesting allocations or access to Falcon, email


  • Cores: 34,884
  • Memory: 124,032 GB
  • Processor: Xeon E5-2695v4 18C @ 2.1GHz
  • Interconnect: Infiniband FDR

More details can be found on Falcon’s TOP 500 page.


The Summit Supercomputer is funded by an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Colorado (CU) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder). The supercomputer is hosted in a CU Boulder data center and is available to members of RMACC (Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium), which includes Boise State researchers.

Summit is a heterogeneous computing system with traditional CPU compute nodes, GPU and MIC accelerator nodes, high-memory nodes, an OmniPath Fat-Tree interconnect and 1 PB of scratch disk storage. Summit’s peak performance is around 450 TeraFlops (TF) / sec., placing it about #175 in the Top500 list.

To learn more about requesting an allocation and user information visit CU Boulder’s HPC Systems administration web page.


To request an allocation, an account, or other user information, visit CU Boulder’s HPC Systems administration


  • Cores: 9,120
  • Memory: 48,640 GB
  • Processor: Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz
  • Omni-Path HFI

Summit also has GPU nodes, high-memory nodes, and Intel Phi/Knight’s Landing nodes. See the Summit specifications for detailed information.