CHAP: October 2017 Meeting

The CISL HPC Advisory Panel (CHAP) met October 12, 2017, at NCAR in Boulder, 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. At this meeting, the panel also scrutinized storage (GLADE and HPSS) requests more closely, targeting 450 TB of project space and 1 PB of HPSS tape storage.

The CHAP allocated 182 million core-hours on Cheyenne. The average award on Cheyenne was 4.2 million core-hours. The largest amount awarded was 18.4 million core-hours. For some very large requests, only enough resources for one year were awarded.

There were 44 CHAP requests from university researchers requesting large allocations; only one did not receive an allocation. The panel also reviewed the progress of the CESM Community at the halfway point of their two-year allocation.

Cheyenne requests totaled 329 million core-hours, with requests ranging from a high of 94 million core-hours to a low of 328,000. The median request size was 16.4 million core-hours.