ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Anvil Transition Information

To transition Anvil users to the new ICS-ACI system, ICS has created a migration plan. Read on for details about the plan, information about the transition process, and key dates.

Migration Plan

  • Anvil will be shut off on December 21, 2017.
  • Anvil users can transition to the ICS-ACI Open Queue.
    • If the Open Queue will not meet your needs, please contact ICS at aci-info@ics.psu.edu to get more information about obtaining a GReaT allocation.
    • If an Anvil PI had a Group1/2 storage allocation, they will receive a Try-ACI active storage allocation that lasts until October 31, 2018. The size of the new allocation will be equal to the PI’s Group1/2 storage, rounded up to the closest 5 TB block (ICS-ACI storage is allocated in 5 TB blocks).
  • Anvil users are encouraged to sign up for an ACI account to utilize ACI-I (our ICS-ACI interactive compute environment) as soon as possible to ensure continuity in their access.
  • There is currently no Windows environment on ICS-ACI. If you require additional assistance please contact our i-ASK center for additional assistance.

Transition Process Steps

1. Request and Activate Accounts: Anvil users will need to request user accounts on ICS-ACI; ICS will process the requests and activate the accounts.

2. Onboard to ICS-ACI: Please consult the following resources as you onboard to ICS-ACI:

3. Transfer Storage: Anvil users are responsible for transferring their data from Anvil to ICS-ACI. Please submit a ticket to the ICS i-ASK Center if you require assistance.

4. System Shut-off: Access to the Anvil system will be shutoff on December 21, 2017.


If you have any questions regarding the transition, please contact Derek Leydig.

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

April 2018

  • No events sheduled for April.