ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

ICS-ACI

Institute for CyberScience Advanced CyberInfrastructure

 What is “ICS-ACI?”

The Institute for CyberScience Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI) is our high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. The name also refers to the services associated with this system. ICS-ACI provides secure, high-quality advanced computing and storage resources to the Penn State research community.

What does ICS-ACI do?

ICS-ACI contributes to the ICS mission by providing researchers with the hardware, software, and technical expertise needed to solve problems of scientific and societal importance.

ICS-ACI provides a variety of services, including operations, backup, technical consulting, and training. It offers over 1000 servers with more than 23,000 processing cores, 6 Petabytes (PB) of disk parallel file storage, 12 PB of tape archive storage, high-speed Ethernet and Infiniband interconnects, and a large software stack. ICS-ACI is also compliant with specific NIH and NIST security controls.

Take a more detailed look at our equipmentour services, and how ICS-ACI can help you meet your research goals. You can also find information on

Who to Contact

The i-ASK Center provides technical support for ICS-ACI users. Visit the i-ASK page for more information, or submit a ticket at our web help desk https://iask.aci.ics.psu.edu for help with a technical support issue.

How to Acknowledge Use of ICS-ACI Services

Please include the following statement in published research or reports:

“This research or portions of this research were conducted with Advanced CyberInfrastructure computational resources provided by The Institute for CyberScience at The Pennsylvania State University (http://ics.psu.edu).”

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

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