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Requesting a Resource Allocation Increase or Adjustment

Learn how to request a resource allocation increase or adjustment for high-performance computing (HPC).

EERE Pool

The process for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) pool includes the following steps: 

  1. HPC lead or principal investigator will submit an allocation adjustment request via email to hpc-requests@nrel.gov with the following information:
    • Additional hours requested
    • Justification
    • Impact if request not granted.
  2. HPC User Program lead reviews request and seeks any needed clarification or additional information.
  3. HPC User Program lead or delegate sends request and relevant office/program reserve balance to the EERE Office/Program Allocation Authority for a decision.
  4. HPC Operations will implement the decision.

NREL Pool

The process for the NREL pool includes the following steps: 

  1. HPC lead or principal investigator will submit an allocation adjustment request via email to hpc-requests@nrel.gov with the following information:
    • Additional hours requested
    • Justification
    • Impact if request not granted.
  2. HPC User Program lead reviews request and seeks any needed clarification or additional information. 
  3. HPC User Program lead or delegate sends the request and reserve information to the Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis assistant laboratory director (ALD) for decision at the weekly ALD meeting. 
  4. HPC Operations will implement the decision.