Looking for High Performance Computing resources?

ARC can help you navigate your High Performance Computing (HPC) needs. There are a variety of opportunities to get started in HPC. Depending on the topic of your research, its scale, and any external support, you may be able to request an allocation from multiple sources. Small allocations requests, discretionary requests, and start-up requests are often available at no charge for graduate students, post-docs, and early career faculty.

For technical questions regarding HPC resources, contact Kevin Wentworth at UMaine Research Information Management (RIM). Kevin can also connect you to on-campus assistance for requesting an allocation or proposing research on the following resources:


National Science Foundation

Funding requirement:  No funding, NSF-funded research

Resource:  The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

For more information visit the XSEDE website.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Funding requirement: NASA-funded research or NASA-agreement

Resource: NASA Center for Climate Simulation

For more information visit the NCCS website.

Resource: NASA High-End Computing

For more information visit the NASA HEC website.


National Center for Atmospheric Research

Funding requirement: Un-funded atmospheric research, NSF-sponsored climate research

Resource: Cheyenne

For more information visit the Cheyenne website.


Department of Energy, Office of Science

Funding requirement: Any research needing HPC

Resource: Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

For more information visit the ALCF website.


Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding requirements: EERE-funded research or EERE-aligned research

Resource: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

For more information on this resource visit the NREL website.


Department of Energy, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

Funding requirement: Any DoE-funded research or DoE Office of Science-aligned research

Resource: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

For more information about this resource visit the NERSC website.