External Resources

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)



XSEDE is an NSF funded project to make national capability computing, storage and visualization resources at a number of sites around the country available to researchers. The XSEDE Campus Champions (CC) program supports campus representatives as a local source of knowledge about high-performance and high-throughput computing and other digital services, opportunities and resources. This knowledge and assistance empowers campus researchers, educators, and students to advance scientific discovery. The University of Arkansas provides coordination and training support to the XSEDE program through a subcontract.

Using high-performance network connections, XSEDE integrates high performance computers, dataresources and tools, and high-end experimental facilities around the country. Through the CC program, campuses will have direct access to XSEDE and input to its staff, resource allocations for the use of researchers, and assistance in using those resources. The University of Arkansas provides three Campus Champions to the campus, university system, and the state through the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center, and another regional Champion is available through the Great Plains Network.

The University of Arkansas is proud to serve as a member of the XSEDE Federation Level 3 Service Provider.

  Amazon Cloud Services


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the market leader in IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for cloud ecosystems, which can be combined to create a scalable cloud application without worrying about delays related to infrastructure provisioning (compute, storage, and network) and management.

With AWS you can select the specific solutions you need, and only pay for exactly what you use, resulting in lower capital expenditure and faster time to value without sacrificing application performance or user experience.

ARE ON logoArkansas Research and Educational Optical Network


The Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (http://areon.net) is an economic development initiative represented by a high-speed fiber based optical network wholly owned and operated by the Arkansas higher education community. ARE-ON is a collaborative environment that empowers each institution to leverage the unique and agile capabilities of high performance networking and computing for research, education, telemedicine, and emergency preparedness. ARE-ON has a path-redundant 20Gbps network that connects all of the institutions of higher education in the state and many school districts, two- and four-year colleges. ARE-ON provides connectivity to Internet2 100 Gbps ports through Kansas City, KS and Dallas, TX. ARE-ON, UofA ITS, and AHPCC are in the process of installing a 100 Gbps connection from Internet2 at Tulsa to the UofA and AHPCC, funded by an NSF CC*IEE grant.