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.
- ICS-ACI policies;
- ICS accounts and 2FA; and
- “Slim” access accounts (for researchers not at Penn State).
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).”
Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467