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The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 HPC User Call

May 03, 2019

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides high-performance computing (HPC) and related capabilities to support the mission of the U.S. 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 Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020.

Resources to be allocated include approximately 51 million "NREL-hours" and 4 petabytes of shared data storage ("/projects"), and up to 5 petabytes of long-term data storage. An NREL-hour is indexed to a node hour on Peregrine, our original HPC cluster. Given Eagle nodes' over three-fold increase in raw compute capability over Peregrine's, NREL-hours are consumed faster on Eagle (i.e., an NREL-hour is consumed every 20 minutes on Eagle).

Allocations may be requested by completing the online Allocation Request Form.  Allocation requests must be completed and submitted by June 14, 2019.  The request form and additional information may be found on the NREL HPC website.