CHAP: October 2019 Meeting

The CISL HPC Advisory Panel (CHAP) met October 10, 2019, 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, as well as on researchers’ justifications for data storage requests.

There were 50 requests from 40 different universities and research institutions for nearly 333 million core-hours on Cheyenne. On Cheyenne, the CHAP normally has 175 million core-hours to allocate at each meeting, but we could have awarded up to 340 million core-hours due to low request levels from last spring. Requests below 2 million core-hours were email-only reviews. At this meeting, the panel also continued to scrutinized storage requests; 2.6 PB of Campaign Storage were requested, along with 2.3 PB of project space. For awards, the panel targeted 500 TB of project space and 2.5 PB of Campaign Storage. 

The panel recommended allocations of 257.6 million core-hours on Cheyenne. The average award was 5.2 million core-hours. No requests were rejected. The panel also reviewed a progress report from the CESM Community; the panel recommended support for awarding the community its second year’s 230 million core-hour allocation.

Following review, 140 TB of GLADE project space and 2 PB of Campaign Storage were recommended. Detailed reviews are stored in the XRAS system; email notifications to recipients will include the anonymized reviews.

CHAP awards graph