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Neocortex Allocations


Allocation requests for Neocortex are accepted by ACCESS on a rolling basis.  

For further information on the type of projects encouraged to apply, see the Neocortex project tracks page.

To see what kind of projects have been allocated, see the  Neocortex active projects page.

For specifics on the ML layers supported by the Cerebras hardware, see the Cerebras documentation.



Eligibility criteria to use this resource free of charge are as follows. Please contact us at if you have questions about your eligibility to apply.

  • Projects must be non-proprietary.
  • Applicants must be a researcher or educator at a US academic or non-profit research institution.
  • A principal investigator (PI) is required. PIs may not be a high school, undergraduate or graduate student; a qualified advisor must serve in this capacity. Postdocs are eligible to serve as PI.

Successful applicants must agree to abide by the Neocortex Acceptable Use Policy in order to gain access and use the system.

Awardees are wholly responsible for conducting their research project activities and preparing results for publication. In a few cases, members of the Neocortex team can be available to collaborate in a more involved manner.

For more information about Neocortex, see the Neocortex home page.

PSC’s Bridges-2 Joins Neocortex Among Elite Artificial Intelligence Computers Allocated through National NAIRR Pilot Project

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s Bridges-2 supercomputer is now available to scientists through the National AI Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot Project.

National AI Research Resource Announcement

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PSC’s Neocortex Among Elite Artificial Intelligence Computers Selected for National AI Research Resource Pilot Project

Initial Goal of NAIRR Pilot Project, Also Supported by Allocations Software Developed by PSC and ACCESS Partners, Will Be to Explore Trustworthy AI


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Neocortex in action

 Acknowledgment in publications

Please use the following citation when acknowledging the use of computational time on Neocortex:

Buitrago P.A., Nystrom N.A. (2021) Neocortex and Bridges-2: A High Performance AI+HPC Ecosystem for Science, Discovery, and Societal Good. In: Nesmachnow S., Castro H., Tchernykh A. (eds) High Performance Computing. CARLA 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1327. Springer, Cham.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 2005597. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.