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FY22 Cloud Allocation Process and Website

April 8, 2021

FY22 Cloud Allocation Process

HPC and Cloud are both supported by Advanced Computing Operations (ACO) in the Computational Sciences Center.  We are aligning the request process for both computing and cloud resources. 

The Cloud allocation process for FY22 will open up in May, with applications due in June.   (The exact dates are still to be decided.)   The annual allocation process for cloud resources will be updated this year, and a new web interface will be provided for submitting your request. Cloud allocations have a different funding model from high performance computing: baseline services and administration of the cloud environment is funded by NREL, and project-specific computing and services is funded directly by the project. This means it’s important to work with the cloud team to determine your needs in the cloud and to generate cost estimates for your project. Requests for cloud resources are reviewed and approved by the IACAC.

Watch for the Call for Requests notification, and attend the upcoming Cloud Allocation Request webinar in May to learn more!

Coming Soon: New Cloud User Website

We are transitioning from the CSC Cloud Team Wiki to a webiste modeled after hpc.nrel.gov.  The website will have a similar structure and look and feel that the user community is accustomed to.