Obtaining an initial allocation is a two-step process. Each allocation is associated with a Principle Investigator (PI), who must be a faculty or staff member.
- The PI must create a MyGroups group in advance to assign students and others to the approved allocation. Note: for compatibility with SLURM, MyGroups group names should consist of lowercase letters, digits, or underscores only. Please do not use spaces in the group name.
- The PI must then request a “Trial” allocation through our Trial Allocation Request Form.
When the Trial allocation has been used, PIs may make a one-time request for a Standard allocation to continue working while preparing a request for another type of allocation.
A short proposal can be submitted to one of the units that originally funded the system in order to obtain a large quantity of time. The appropriate unit depends upon the PI's affiliation (College, SEAS, or other).
- Request an Administrative Allocation
Time can also be purchased. Purchasers are granted a higher priority in the queue.