Bridges-2 Early User Program


The Bridges-2 Early User Program is an opportunity for you to port, tune and optimize your applications early, and make progress on your research. There is no cost for the Early User Program, just as there will be no cost for XSEDE allocations when Bridges-2 enters production.

From Day One you will be able to:

  • Consult the Bridges-2 User Guide
  • Avail yourself of advanced user support 
  • Access commonly used software packages and datasets

How can I apply?

Access to the EUP will be granted based on lightweight proposals submitted via the XSEDE allocations system, XRAS.

If you have an existing XSEDE grant, access to the Early User Program will be through a supplement to that grant.

If you don't have an existing XSEDE grant, access to the Early User Program will be through a startup grant.

What will you expect from me?

First and foremost, we expect that you will acheive real scientific progress during the Early User Program. We also expect you to provide us with feedback on how your experience is going.  We will check in with you weekly to ask about your progress and experience, and at the end of the EUP, you will be asked to complete a short survey. You can send us questions, issues or comments at any time through the website.

What software will Bridges-2 have?

You can see the list of software installed initially on Bridges-2 here, and you can make a request to have a package installed by using the Bridges-2 software request form.

When can I get started?

The Bridges-2 Early User Program will begin this fall.  Check back here often for specific dates and instructions.






Important dates for 2020

PEARC20 July 26 - 30
Early User Program Late summer
Grant applications open June 15 - July 15
Production operations begin Fall

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