Becoming A User

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TRACC facilities, applications software, and resource allocations are available to the national transportation research community for sponsored research. TRACC welcomes discussions with potential researchers in the development of their proposals for allocations.

Submit a User Proposal

TRACC welcomes transportation related account applications that fit one of the following categories:

  • The proposed project is a large-scale, complex application of national or regional transportation significance
  • Massively parallel computing and visualization resources for the project are not readily available
  • The proposal provides education, technology transfer or training (capacity building for national, regional, state, and local practitioners)
  • The project requires computational resources to complete a large number of short-run calculations

To contact click to send email or via telephone: 630-252-8224.

Embargoed or State Sponsors of Terrorism (T-4 Countries)

A T-4 country national is anybody who was born in or is a citizen of a country on the Department of State list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism." T-4 countries currently are Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

A request for TRACC computer access by a T-4 country national requires specific approval by the U.S. Under Secretary of Science. The process requires extensive paperwork that must be submitted for approval. Submittal lead time is 3 or more months with no guarantee the request will be approved.

Principal Investigators are required to inform TRACC of any of their users who are foreign nationals and their countries of citizenship. No work may be performed on TRACC resources on behalf of foreign nationals from sensitive countries.