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Resource Allocation Reductions

Learn about resource allocation reductions for high-performance computing.

Fiscal Year 2020 Quarterly Allocation Reductions

In FY 2020, shortly after Quarter 1, Quarter 2, and Quarter 3 end, allocations will be automatically adjusted to account for low utilization against planned usage. Percentage reductions are documented in the following table, and examples provided for a 100,000 allocation unit allocation.

Calendar Date If total charged usage is less than this much of initial allocation… …remove this much of initial allocation from unused balance Example 100,000
hour allocation
with zero usage
Example 100,000
hour allocation
with 6,000 hour/quarter usage
Example 100,000
hour allocation with
9,000 hour/quarter usage
  Removed Remaining Removed Remaining Removed Remaining
January 10 10% 15%     15,000 79,000 15,000 76,000
5% 30% 30,000 70,000        
April 10 20% 30%     30,000 58,000 30,000 52,000
5% 50% 50,000 50,000        
July 10 40% 25%         25,000 48,000
20% 75%     75,000 7,000    
10% 90% 90,000 10,000        

A linear burn rate is the underlying assumption; for projects with known non-linearities, adjustments will be made according to the plan (e.g., no reduction would be made on January 10 if no usage was planned for Quarter 1).