CHAP: April 2018 Meeting

The CISL HPC Advisory Panel (CHAP) met April 26, 2018, 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.

The CHAP allocated 179 million core-hours on Cheyenne. The average award was 5.1 million core-hours. Following review, 190 TB of GLADE project space and 1.3 PB of HPSS tape storage were allocated; the HPSS awards were reduced from 2.7 TB requested. Most HPSS awards will be made on the forthcoming Campaign Storage resource to be deployed by CISL in July. Detailed reviews are stored in the XRAS system; email notifications to recipients will include the anonymized reviews.

There were 35 requests from 24 different universities and research institutions for just over 284 million Cheyenne core-hours. The panel scrutinized GLADE and HPSS storage requests more closely, targeting 450 TB of project space and 1 PB of HPSS tape storage.