ACCESS Toolkit Documentation

Welcome to the main documentation site for the ACCESS Toolkits. Here, you'll find descriptions and documentation for the various toolkits we provide to computational resource providers and users.

Mirgation Notice

This documentation was migrated and re-branded to ACCESS from the XSEDE project. It was originally developed by the XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Resource Integration (CRI) team.


  • The Basic Cluster (BC) software toolkit enables campus CI resource administrators to build a local cluster from scratch, which is then easily interoperable with ACCESS-supported CI resources. BC is very simple in concept: pull the lever, have a cluster built for you complete with an open source resource manager / scheduler and all of the essential tools needed to run a cluster, and have those tools set in place in ways that mimic the basic setup on an ACCESS-supported cluster . The BC is based on the OpenHPC project, and consists of ACCESS -developed Ansible playbooks and templates designed to ease the work required to build a cluster. Consult the ACCESS Knowledge Base for complete information about how to use BC to set up a cluster.

  • ACCESS offers a Cluster Monitoring toolkit - compatible with the BC or any OpenHPC cluster running Warewulf, that allows sites to install tools that monitor both cluster health and job statistics. The toolkit allows administrators to generate fine-grained reports of usage based on users, projects, and job types, which can be a great aid in keeping track of ROI or justifying future funding.


Slides from our SC18 booth presentation are available here.