Computing Services

The Institute for CyberScience provides high-performance computing solutions through the Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI) system. ICS-ACI is Penn State’s high-performance research cloud. Here, you’ll find all the tools that you need to get an account and perform your research with ICS-ACI compute and storage resources.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Completely new to ICS-ACI? Find information that will help you start using the system.

Account Setup

To access ICS-ACI, you’ll need an ICS account. Start your account request process here.

Service Details

Learn more about the access models for using ICS-ACI, including rates, computing and storage options, and requirements.

ICS-ACI User Guide

Consult our user guide to learn how to perform tasks on ICS-ACI system on how to log in to ICS-ACI, transfer files, submit jobs, and much more.



ICS maintains a diverse software stack of commonly-used research applications. View our current stack and learn about how to request additions.

System Specifications

Find technical details on our processing cores, storage systems, interconnects, and performance.

Support (i-ASK Center)

Our i-ASK experts help you solve issues with using ICS-ACI.


ICS-ACI Policies

Review the fair and open ICS-ACI policies regarding users, user data, support and service levels.

ICS Domain Experts

ICS Domain Experts

Get help for your HPC research from an expert in your scientific field.


ICS-ACI Training Resources

Need training to to use our ICS-ACI systems more effectively? Interested in learning more about HPC? ICS has resources to help you gain the skills you need.