Deadline September 10 for university large-scale allocation requests

August 3, 2020

CISL is now accepting large-scale allocation requests from university-based researchers for the 5.34-petaflops Cheyenne supercomputer and the Casper data analysis and visualization cluster. Submissions are due September 10. Researchers are encouraged to review these allocation instructions before preparing their requests. 

In addition to requesting computing allocations, university projects should request long-term space on the NCAR Campaign Storage resource. Campaign Storage has no default minimum amount; users are asked to justify the amount requested. The CISL HPC Allocations Panel (CHAP) continues to closely scrutinize data management plans and storage requests, especially for GLADE project space and when proposals request a substantial portion of the storage capacity available to allocate.

At the spring meeting, CISL will allocate up to 175 million core-hours on Cheyenne, up to 2 PB of Campaign Storage space and up to 200 TB of GLADE project space. Large allocations on Cheyenne are those requesting more than 400,000 core-hours. CISL accepts requests from university researchers for these large-scale allocations every six months. Please email us or call 303-497-2400 if you have any questions.