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FY21 NREL HPC Annual Call for Allocation Requests Starts June 4th

June 04, 2020

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.  This email serves as the announcement of this call for allocation requests. The allocation period of performance runs from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.  ​

Resources to be allocated include 51 million "Allocation Units," or AUs, and 4 petabytes of shared data storage ("/projects"), and up to 5 petabytes of long-term data storage.  Each AU corresponds to 1/3 of an Eagle Node-Hour.  Eagle nodes have 36 Intel Xeon Gold Skylake 6154 3.0 GHz cores. ​

Users are encouraged to submit requests for projects where a proposal has been submitted or is pending, as well as ongoing projects.   Requesting an allocation will not affect the funding status of any submitted or pending proposals.

Allocation requests must be completed and submitted by July 1, 2020.  The latest version of the call, the request form and additional information may be found on the NREL HPC website.

FY21 NREL HPC Annual Call for Allocation Requests Webinar

NREL will host a webinar providing information on completing the allocation request at 1:30 PM Mountain Time on June 11.  

This webinar may be accessed at:
Meeting number: 126 417 6468
Password: NRELHPC (6735472 from phones and video systems)
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