Allocations are a crucial component of running on an HPC system. They are required to run on RC resources. When you receive an account you will automatically be assigned a ucb-general share. ucb-general is a great place to run smaller jobs or to use to test and benchmark your code. ucb-general users have a lower priority. To receive higher priority, you can apply for an allocation to run on our systems.
In this document, we will describe the allocation process and how Fair Share works to give priority.
Why Do I Need An Allocation¶
Having an account only validates that you are eligible to use RC resources. An allocation allows us to keep track of your use of the system. This is important because:
- We need to make sure we have enough resources to accommodate all of our users
- Helps for reporting to NSF and the CU Research & Innovation Office. Summit is funded through a grant from NSF.
How does this process work?¶
To apply for an allocation, you must do the following:
- Fill out the template at the linked page in your preferred format. If you need assistance, please always feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Login to RCAMP
- Fill out some basic information about your request and create a project. This project is a space in which you can link multiple allocations, manage PIs, etc.
- After creating a project, upload the template to complete your allocation request.
- A committee will review your proposal and either accept, provide comments on adjustments that need to be made, or deny