XSEDE proposal submission

Users will always be able to utilize their own XSEDE allocation on COSMIC². To help new users with the application process, COSMIC² will offer one-on-help consulting to get you the computing time that you need.


XSEDE funds two types of computing allocations, ‘Startup‘ or ‘XRAC‘:

  • Startup: This allocation is meant for getting preliminary data in order to apply for XRAC proposals.
    • Pros:
      • Minimal material required
      • Receive computing allocation within 2 – 3 days
    • Cons:
      • Startup allocations have an upper limit to the amount of computing time that can be requested
  • XRAC: XRAC (XSEDE Research Allocation) allocations are meant to sustain research projects, providing PIs with the supported needed to carry-forward data intensive analysis.
    • Pros:
      • Large allocations can be requested (if justified)
    • Cons: 
      • Applications are accepted quarterly
      • Requires 3 – 6 page proposal with justifications for all computing requested.

Be sure to learn more from XSEDE’s information for submitting successful proposals here in this webinar.

Request one-on-one consulting

To get help with the process, please submit the Contact Form with your information and a subject line of XSEDE Proposal Help Request.

Example documents

To help new users, we are providing example documents for XSEDE proposals: