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Apply for time on NSC's supercomputers

Researchers linked to any Swedish academic institution may apply for time on NSC's supercomputers. Currently NSC considers four categories of applications: large scale projects, medium scale projects, small scale projects, and LiU projects.

  • Large Scale Projects: Applications for large scale projects are handled by SNAC, the Swedish National Allocation Committee for HPC resources. Calls for applications to SNAC are issued twice a year, in April and October, resulting in allocations effective from January 1 and July 1 respectively. A large scale project can run for 6 or 12 months. For more information regarding SNAC, large scale projects, the limits for large scale projects and the large scale project application form, see the SNIC web site and especially the instructions for large scale applications. To apply, go to SNAC's Application System, SUPR.

  • Medium Scale Projects: Applications for medium scale allocations on SNIC resources are handled locally at the centres. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. The duration of medium scale projects is up to 12 months. For more information regarding medium scale projects and the limits for medium scale projects, see the SNIC web site and especially the instructions for medium scale applications. To apply, go to SNAC's Application System and choose the currently open medium scale round.

  • Small Scale Projects: Individual researchers who do not have the need for a large or medium scale project, but still need access to supercomputers for testing and/or development, can apply for a small scale project. The limit for such project allocations are a maximum of 5000 core hours/month. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Small scale projects are normally initially valid for one year but can be renewed by an e-mail to support@nsc.liu.se. To apply for a small scale project at NSC use SNAC's Application System and choose the currently open small scale round for NSC resources.

  • LiU Projects: NSC has resources dedicated to users from Linköpings universitet. To apply for a project with allocation of such resources use the project application function in the user portal NSC Express to apply for a project of type "LiU Local". The abstract should contain a short scientific description together with a technical description of software, memory, disk, etc requirements. LiU Local projects are normally initially valid for one year and can be renewed by an e-mail to support@nsc.liu.se.

  • NSC Express is our new user portal. Some of the things you can do in NSC Express:

    • Register yourself as a new NSC user
    • Apply for membership in projects
    • Apply for login accounts on NSC systems
    • Manage your projects (for Principal Investigators)
    • View job accounting (e.g core hours used by your projects)
    • Apply for small scale and LiU local projects
    • Change your contact information (email, phone etc.)
    • Subscribe to the NSC newsletter

    Other features will be added to NSC Express later.
    Please note that NSC Express replaces the paper forms Add New Members and User Agreement. However, NSC still requires users to complete and sign a user agreement available from within NSC Express, if they require an account on an NSC system.

  • FAQ for new NSC users. This describes the process from registering a new user to logging into your first NSC supercomputer.
  • Deregistration: Individual researchers who dot not have a need for NSC resources anymore should deregister using the Deregistration form.






Page last modified: 2014-01-07 16:29
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