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XSEDE ALLOCATION REQUESTS Open Submission available until October 15, 2019 for awards starting January 1, 2020

Posted by Ken Hackworth on 09/27/2019 17:34 UTC

XSEDE is now accepting Research Allocation Requests for the allocation period, January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The submission period is from September 15, 2019 thru October 15, 2019. The XRAC panel will convene December 8-9, 2019 with notifications being sent by December 15, 2019. Please review the new XSEDE systems and important policy changes (see below) before you submit your allocation request through the XSEDE User Portal
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**More information on submitting a XSEDE Research request can be found at:( https://portal.xsede.org/allocations/research). With links to details of the required documents, examples of well-written Research Requests, review criteria and guidelines, along with many other useful information on submitting a successful Research request.

Estimated Available Service Units/GB for upcoming meeting:
Indiana University/TACC (Jetstream) 12,000,000
Open Science Grid (OSG) 2,000,000
PSC Bridges (Regular Memory) 44,000,000
PSC Bridges (Large Memory) 514,000
PSC Bridges (Bridge GPU) 440,000
PSC Bridges (Bridges GPU-AI) 160,000
PSC Persistent disk storage (Pylon) 100,000
SDSC Dell Cluster with Intel Haswell Processors (Comet) 86,000,000
SDSC Dell Cluster with Intel Haswell Processors (Comet GPU) 800,000
SDSC Medium-term disk storage (Data Oasis) 300,000
TACC Dell/Intel Knight’s Landing System (Stampede2) 10,000,000 node hours
TACC Long-term tape Archival Storage (Ranch) 2,000,000

  • Publications that have resulted from the use of XSEDE resources should be entered into your XSEDE portal profile which you will be able to attach to your Research submission. Please cite XSEDE in all publications that utilized XSEDE resources. See https://www.xsede.org/for-users/acknowledgement
  • After the Panel Discussion of the XRAC meeting, the total Recommended Allocation is determined and compared to the total Available Allocation across all resources. Transfer of allocations may be made for projects that are more suitable for execution on other resources; transfers may also be made for projects that can take advantage of other resources, hence balancing the load. When the total Recommended considerably exceeds Available Allocations a reconciliation process adjusts all Recommended Allocations to remove over-subscription. This adjustment process reduces large allocations more than small ones and gives preference to NSF-funded projects or project portions. Under the direction of NSF, additional adjustments may be made to achieve a balanced portfolio of awards to diverse communities, geographic areas, and scientific domains.

If you would like to discuss your plans for submitting a research request please send email to the XSEDE Help Desk at help@xsede.org. Your questions will be forwarded to the appropriate XSEDE Staff for their assistance.

Ken Hackworth
XSEDE Resource Allocations Manager
help@xsede.org