Prior to the start of the LHC Run 3, the US ATLAS Software and Computing operations program established three shared Tier 3 Analysis Facilities (AFs). The newest AF was established at the University of Chicago in the past year, joining the existing AFs at Brookhaven National Lab and SLAC National Accelerator Lab. In this paper, we will describe both the common and unique aspects of these three AFs, and the resulting distributed facility from the user’s perspective, including how we monitor and measure the AFs. The common elements include enabling easy access via Federated ID, file sharing via EOS, provisioning of similar Jupyter environments using common Jupyter kernels and containerization, and efforts to centralize documentation and user support channels. The unique components we will cover are driven in turn by the requirements, expertise and resources at each individual site. Finally, we will highlight how the US AFs are collaborating with other ATLAS and LHC wide (IRIS-HEP and HSF) user analysis support activities, evaluating tools like ServiceX and new file formats such as DAOD PHYSLITE.
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