Yellowstone usage charges now reported in SAM

February 22, 2013

A reminder to all Yellowstone users that you can monitor your project activity and usage via the new SAM system at As of Monday, February 11, jobs associated with overspent projects will be rejected by the LSF scheduler on Yellowstone.

All Yellowstone jobs associated with each project are visible via the SAM interface, and all jobs since December 1, 2012, have been charged.

The SAM system is under active development. To date, we have focused on SAM features that ensure users have proper access to the Yellowstone environment. Current efforts include expanding the reporting capabilities available to users and NCAR divisions.

With the end of Bluefire, we have also decommissioned the legacy ACC8 accounting system, so those email reports are no longer being sent.

Questions about using SAM or requests for SAM reports and features can be sent to