CHAP: April 2017 Meeting

The CISL HPC Advisory Panel (CHAP) met April 20, 2017, at the NWSC in Cheyenne, Wyoming, 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 CHAP allocated 184 million core-hours on Cheyenne and 5.3 million core-hours on Yellowstone. The average award on Cheyenne was 4.6 million core-hours and the average Yellowstone allocation was one million core-hours. The largest amount awarded was 23 million core-hours. For some very large requests, only enough resources for one year were awarded.

There were 40 CHAP requests, including four Climate Simulation Lab (CSL) requests, from university researchers requesting large allocations; only one did not receive an allocation. 

Cheyenne requests totaled 241.7 million core-hours, with requests ranging from a high of 39 million core-hours to a low of 5,000. The median request size was 6.9 million core-hours.

Yellowstone requests totaled 22.1 million core-hours, with requests ranging from a high of five million core-hours to a low of 290,000 core-hours. The median request size was two million core-hours.