Overview of the University Allocation Process for Computing Resources
at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Thank you for your interest in applying for computing resources at NCAR. Please
take a few moments to review the following documents by clicking on their respective
titles. Questions may be directed to email@example.com .
University Requests for Computing Services
- Small Data Access
Request Form - use when applying for small data access accounts. These accounts
are allocated 50 GAUs for 3 years. Applicants must be at a U.S. non-profit research institution
or at a UCAR affiliate.
- Small Allocation Request Form
- use when applying for 2000 GAUs or less; does not require panel review.
end email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to request an additional GAUs
if you have used your initial allocation and are supported by an NSF award. Smaller amounts are
available to graduate students and post-docs.
- Large Allocation Request Form
use when applying for more than 16,000 GAUs (includes previous allocations) with NSF support;
requires panel review.
Applicants should check the dates
and deadlines of the next CISL HPC Advisory Panel (CHAP) meeting so that applications
can be processed in time for review at this meeting.
An example of a well-written request for computational resources.
Other Computing Allocations
- Climate Simulation Laboratory (CSL)
at NCAR provides high-performance computing and storage systems to support
large, long-running simulations. The current solicitation is through November 2010.
See the CSL Web Site for information on the next opportunity.
- Classroom Use: University faculty who would like to use computer time for
a course they are teaching should send e-mail to:
email@example.com or call 303-497-1229.
- University scientists without NSF support in the areas of atmospheric,
oceanic, or related geosciences may request computing time on a cost-recovery
basis. To do so, contact Ginger Caldwell by sending e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 303-497-1229. If you only need access to data use the
Small Data Access Request Form
High Performance Platforms
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