Discretionary Allocation Request

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, 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 jobs in order to debug problems that occurred on Mira.
  • Mira: Select Mira for production scientific and engineering computing on more than two racks of BG/Q, and/or if you are preparing an INCITE or ALCC proposal. 
  • Theta: Select Theta for production scientific and engineering computing, and/or if you are preparing an INCITE or ALCC proposal.
  • 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 would also like a data analytics/visualization allocation to go with your compute allocation.
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