Michigan Neuroimaging Initiative

Using XSEDE resources for neuroimaging

The Extreme Scale Engineering and Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is an NSF-funded service that provides computing resources to institutions across the country. XSEDE is an open scientific discovery infrastructure combining leadership class resources at eleven partner sites to create an integrated, persistent computational resource. Please see the XSEDE home page for more information about XSEDE.

XSEDE resources tend to be best for large-scale projects, and time on them is typically done by application and on a per-project basis.

XSEDE has been used successfully to run GPU-enable probability tractography jobs using FSL's probtrackx. It should also be a good possibility for other FSL, AFNI, or FreeSurfer tasks that do not involve use of a graphical interface. Setup time is needed, and the application reviews take place on schedule, so please contact us well in advance if you think this may be of use. A general guideline would be more than 100 subjects, with each subject needing at least four hours processing each.