University requests for large-scale allocations are due September 11

8/2/2018 - CISL is now accepting large-scale allocation requests from university-based researchers for the 5.34-petaflops Cheyenne cluster. Submissions are due September 11.

The fall opportunity will include allocations on some new supporting resources. The Casper analysis and visualization cluster will soon enter production to replace the Geyser/Caldera clusters. University projects should request long-term space on the Campaign Storage resource instead of HPSS. Unlike HPSS, Campaign Storage has no default minimum amount; users are asked to justify the amount requested. Scrutiny of the justification will increase with the size of the request.

Researchers are encouraged to review the allocation instructions before preparing their requests. The CISL HPC Allocations Panel (CHAP) is applying increased scrutiny to data management plans and justifications for storage requests. For instructions and information regarding available resources, see the CHAP page: https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/chap

At the fall meeting, CISL will allocate 180 million core-hours on Cheyenne, up to 2 PB of Campaign Storage space, and up to 500 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 contact cislhelp@ucar.edu if you have any questions.