CHAP: April 2016 Meeting

The CISL HPC Advisory Panel (CHAP) met April 28, 2016, at the NCAR Mesa Lab 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.

The average award was 3.2 million core-hours; the largest amount awarded was 30 million core-hours. For some very large requests, only enough resources for one year were awarded.

There were 42 CHAP requests, including three Climate Simulation Lab (CSL) requests, from university researchers requesting large allocations; and all requests received allocations. Requests totaled 234.8 million core-hours on Yellowstone, with requests ranging from a high of 53 million core-hours to a low of 200,000 core-hours. The median request size was 2.2 million core-hours.

The CHAP allocated approximately 69 million Yellowstone core-hours to university requests and 66.6 million to CSL requests, with a median allocation of 1.8 million core-hours. The distribution of the April 2016 allocations is shown in the chart below.

CHAP awards graph