Discretionary Allocation Request (New & Renewal)

Welcome to the Director's Discretionary Allocation request page.

Director's Discretionary Allocations are "start up" awards of compute hours given by the ALCF to projects that can demonstrate a need for leadership-class resources. Awards are made year round to industry, academia, laboratories and others. Duration is three or six months.

To apply for an allocation or renew an existing one, please complete the following form. The ALCF allocation team will contact you within 2 weeks to inform you of the decision regarding your request. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact ALCF User Services

 
  • Cetus: Select Cetus to run small test jobs and debug problems in preparation for Mira production runs.
  • Mira: Select Mira for production scientific and engineering computing on BG/Q, and/or if you are preparing an INCITE or ALCC proposal using BG/Q. Please note that approved Mira projects will get allocations on Cetus to run debug jobs.
  • Theta: Select Theta for production scientific and engineering computing, and/or if you are preparing an INCITE or ALCC proposal using KNL.
  • Vesta: Select Vesta for basic tool and application porting, software testing and optimization, systems software development, debugging, and for scaling to two racks on a BG/Q.
  • Cooley: Select Cooley if you only need a data analytics/visualization allocation.  All allocations on Mira and Theta can also get access to Cooley by request.
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