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FY19 NREL HPC Annual Call for Allocation Requests

May 21, 2018

The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) provides High Performance Computing and related capabilities to support the mission of the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy (EERE). Research and development projects that are funded by EERE Offices or aligned with the EERE mission are eligible to utilize these resources.

On behalf of EERE, NREL runs an annual open call for requests in which research and development projects can request use of a defined quantity, or allocation, of the compute resources at NREL. The allocation period of performance runs from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Resources to be allocated include approximately 45 million NREL hours and 4 petabytes of shared data storage ("/projects"), and up to 1 petabyte of long-term data storage. Starting in FY19 NREL will utilize an NREL hour instead of node-hour. An NREL Hour is equivalent to a Peregrine node hour, which is a 24-core node for 1 hour.

Allocations may be requested by completing the new online Allocation Request Form. Allocation requests must be completed and submitted by June 18, 2018. The request form and additional information may be found on the System Resource Allocation Requests page of the website.