CIG administers a modest allocation on XSEDE resources to help CIG researchers perform small scale research tests and benchmarks, with the aim of obtaining their own XSEDE allocation.

Current allocation SUs:  

as of 11 April 2017

Allocation expires 31 March 2018.

Apply for an Account

If you are a U.S. researcher and you wish to use CIG's XSEDE allocation, apply for an account:

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account by selecting Sign In and Create an Account.
  3. After your account has been confirmed as active, apply to use the CIG allocation.

Apply for Your Own Allocation

We recommend you start by applying for a small startup allocation on XSEDE, which is accepted at any time during the year.  XSEDE also accepts request for regular allocations on a quarterly basis. Help is also available for proposal development.


Papers, presentations, and other publications that feature work that relied on XSEDE resources, services or expertise should cite the following publication:

John Towns, Timothy Cockerill, Maytal Dahan, Ian Foster, Kelly Gaither, Andrew Grimshaw, Victor Hazlewood, Scott Lathrop, Dave Lifka, Gregory D. Peterson, Ralph Roskies, J. Ray Scott, Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, "XSEDE: Accelerating Scientific Discovery", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.16, no. 5, pp. 62-74, Sept.-Oct. 2014, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2014.80


User’s should consult individual software manuals for licensing and acknowledgement information.

In addition, CIG and XSEDE should be acknowledged as follows:

[Insert software name] is hosted by the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) which is support by the National Science Foundation award NSF-949446. This work used the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), which is supported by National Science Foundation grant number ACI-1053575 access through the CIG Science Gateway and Community Codes for the Geodynamics Community MCA08X011 allocation.

For more information on citing XSEDE resources, see:


Please submit references to all publications resulting from the usage of CIG software and XSEDE allocation.

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