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Allocation Usage Tracking and Management

Learn how to track and manage your allocations for NREL’s high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

Please note: for users familiar with alloc_tracker, it is now deprecated in place of hours_report which is capable of tracking node usage statistics across both Peregrine and Eagle. alloc_tracker will only show information up to the end of allocation cycle 2018. For 2019 allocations, please use hours_report which has an identical usage syntax.

The hours_report commands may be used to see:

  • allocations you have access to
  • allocation hour quota usage
  • how many hours will be forfeited at the end of the current allocation quarter if they are not used.

There are several options available to get more detailed information, including how many node hours each member of the project used. Use hours_report --help to see what information is available.

A way to find out how much space in the /projects filesystem is used by your project is to use the lfs command as shown below:

$lfs quota -g <group name> /projects

For this command, the group name is the name of the Unix group that is associated with the project. This is the project handle in all lowercase letters.

To request an allocation, see system resource allocations.