CHAP: April 2021 Meeting

The CISL HPC Advisory Panel (CHAP) met April 22, 2021, to review and recommend allocations for computational requests from university researchers with NSF awards in the atmospheric or closely related sciences. The CHAP's focus continues to be on the computational experiments being proposed and their efficiency, as well as on researchers’ justifications for data-storage requests.

The CHAP received 30 requests from 20 different universities and research institutions for more than 320 million core-hours on Cheyenne. The CHAP had roughly 220 million core-hours to allocate on Cheyenne. Requests below 2 million core-hours were email-only reviews. At this meeting, the panel also continued to scrutinize storage requests as well – 2 PB of Campaign Storage were requested, along with 685 TB of project space. For awards, the panel targeted no project space due to high utilization of that resource and 3 PB of Campaign Storage.

Following review, the panel recommended allocations of 231 million core-hours on Cheyenne, 1.7 PB of Campaign Storage, and 20 TB of GLADE project space. The average award on Cheyenne was 7.7 million core-hours. Two requests were rejected based on concerns about their computational plans. Detailed reviews are stored in the XRAS system; email notifications to recipients included the anonymized reviews.