Request a TACC Portal Account
Welcome to the Texas Advanced Computing Center! TACC's computing, storage and visualization resources are available to members of research communities across Texas and the United States.
Please read this entire page prior to submitting your request.
The first step to gaining access to TACC resources is to create a TACC User Portal (TUP) account. Once your portal account is active, Principal Investigators (PIs) may then submit project/allocation requests as described below. If you are not a PI, then contact your project's PI or delegate and request to be added to an existing project.
The creation of a TACC Portal Account and ability to log on to the TACC User Portal does NOT signify or allow access to any of TACC's compute resources, e.g. Frontera, Stampede2. You must be added to an active project in order to log on.
Faculty, professional research staff and Postdoctoral researchers may request PI eligibility. Graduate and undergraduate students will need their advisors to assume the responsibilities of project PI and submit the allocations request.
Availability of TACC Resources
TACC resources are allocated on a per project basis. An allocation is an award of time, measured in SUs, on a compute resource. PI eligible users may submit project requests via each resource's allocation mechanisms described below.
TACC's newest flagship computer, Frontera, is available to all members of the U.S. national research community. Consult Frontera's website for information on the allocations process, including eligibility and how to apply for a Frontera allocation.
Other TACC Resources
Researchers at UT Austin, UT System and all Texas higher education institutions are eligible for access to many TACC resources and services. See TACC's Allocations Overview for more information on eligibility and how to apply for an allocation.
Members of the U.S. national research community may apply for access to TACC resources that are allocated via XSEDE and must request an XSEDE User Portal account. You may skip reading the rest of this page and proceed to the XSEDE website and XSEDE's Getting Started Guide and how to apply for an XSEDE allocation.
Account Creation Steps
After you click on the link at the bottom of this page to create a new user account, you will first be required to read and accept TACC's Acceptable Use Policy before being directed to the registration form.
Enter all required fields in the registration form:
- Mark the "PI Eligibility" box as "Ineligible" unless you will be a Principal Investigator on a project.
- Leave the "UT EID" field empty if you are not part of UT System.
After submitting the form, you'll receive an email to verify your email address.
Finally, log on to the TACC User Portal with your new credentials to complete activation of your account.
Your account request will be reviewed by the User Services team within one business day. Once your account is activated, PI Eligible users may then create a project and request an allocation on the desired resource. If you are not a PI, then you must contact your project's PI and request to be added the project allocation. Once you've been added to a project's allocation, you will then have access to the project's computing and storage resources.