An invitation from Bill Buzbee for CSL proposals

Submission deadline is 27 February 1998 . . .


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Bill Buzbee








Dear colleague:

The U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Simulation Laboratory (CSL) became operational at NCAR in August 1995. Currently, the CSL has three computers:

  • One CRAY C90 with 16 processors and 2 gigabytes of memory

  • One CRAY T3D with 128 processors

  • One CRAY J9 Classic with 20 processors and 4 gigabytes of memory

This ensemble of equipment provides about 14,000 equivalent C90 CPU hours per month.

I am pleased to report that the Cray T3D will soon be replaced by an SGI Origin with 128 processors and 16 gigabytes of memory. This machine will increase the capacity of the CSL by 10,400 equivalent C90 CPU hours per month.

The purpose of this message is to inform you of this addition in case you or your colleagues are interested in submitting a proposal to use the CSL. (By the way, if you are currently using the CSL, please submit an updated proposal because we plan to reallocate the entire CSL capacity.)

The CSL is separate from the NCAR general-purpose computing facility and the CSL computing resources are allocated through a separate process. Guidelines for proposals to use the CSL are available at:

The deadline for submitting proposals is 27 February 1998. Web-based submissions cannot be modified after that date. The next round of allocations should be effective by 1 May 1998.

Please share this information with other colleagues who might be interested. If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Bill Buzbee, director


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