Alabama Supercomputer Center Support

The Alabama Supercomputer Center (ASC) provides state-of-the-art high performance computing resources to state academic users, state government agencies, national industrial users, and federal government agencies. Networking services are also provided, along with user consulting services and specialized training opprortunities. ASC resources, to include a SGI Altix supercomputer, are accessed through the Alabama Research and Education Network (AREN), a statewide high speed network installed and maintained by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA).

By creating a shared resource for academic research, Alabama has been successful in providing cutting-edge computational science tools and technology for all public education institutions. This shared access allows researchers and students at smaller regional universities the same access as institutions with much larger research and development programs, an efficient use of state funds. Pulling together these resources- high performance computing power, specialized software for advanced analysis, and expert technical assistance- the Alabama Supercomputer Center provides valuable support to the state's academic community.

Technical Support

In order to assist clients and researchers, the user help desk at ASC is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. ASA's HPC specialists work with university faculty and students on a daily basis to provide training, consultation, and feedback on continuing research projects in a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Technical support information is available in the supercomputing FAQs.