Getting Started

Each user facility provides detailed information for new and returning users on the process of submitting a proposal and gaining access.  Some facilities allow for provisional rapid access.  See the links below for details.

Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

Facility Host Institution Getting Started
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) LBNL Link
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) ANL Link
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) ORNL Link
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) LBNL Link

Basic Energy Sciences (BES)

Facility Host Institution Getting Started
X-Ray Light Sources
Advanced Light Source (ALS) LBNL Link
Advanced Photon Source (APS) ANL Link
Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) SLAC Link
National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) BNL Link
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source (SSRL) SLAC Link
Neutron Scattering Facilities
High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) ORNL Link
Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) ORNL Link
Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs)
Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) BNL Link
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Sandia / LANL Link
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) ORNL Link
Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) ANL Link
The Molecular Foundry (MF) LBNL Link

Biological and Environmental Research (BER)

Facility Host Institution Getting Started
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) PNNL Link
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility (ARM) Global network Link
Joint Genome Institute (JGI) LBNL Link

Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)

Facility Host Institution Getting Started
Alcator C-Mod MIT Link
DIII-D Tokamak General Atomics Link
National Spherical Torus Experiment - Upgrade (NSTX) PPPL Link

High Energy Physics (HEP)

Facility Host Institution Getting Started
Fermilab Accelerator Complex FNAL Link
Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET) SLAC Link
Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) BNL Link

Nuclear Physics (NP)

Facility Host Institution Getting Started
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) TJNAF Link
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) BNL Link
Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) ANL Link