Reminder: Deadline September 17 for large university requests for NCAR computing resources

September 18, 2012

As a reminder, NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) invites NSF-supported university researchers in the atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences to submit large allocation requests for the petascale Yellowstone system by September 17, 2012. Revised instructions have been posted for the next round of Large University Allocations, and all requesters are strongly encouraged to review the instructions before preparing their submissions.

These requests will be reviewed by the CISL High-performance computing Advisory Panel (CHAP), and there must be a direct linkage between the NSF award and the computational research being proposed. Please visit http://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/docs/allocations for more university allocation instructions and opportunities.

Allocations will be made on Yellowstone, NCAR's new 1.5-petaflops IBM iDataPlex system, the new data analysis and visualization clusters (Geyser and Caldera), the 11-PB GLADE disk resource, and the HPSS archive. Please see https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/resources/yellowstone for more system details.

For the much larger Yellowstone resource, the threshold for Small University Allocations has been increased to 200,000 core-hours. Researchers with smaller-scale needs can now submit small allocation requests; see http://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/docs/allocations/university.

Questions may be addressed to: David Hart, User Services Manager, 303-497-1234, dhart@ucar.edu