An allocation is a quantity of computing time and storage resources that are granted to a principal investigator (PI). To apply for a PI account please refer to Request Account.

The basic unit of computational resources is the service unit (SU), which represents the use of one core for one hour on the Midway Cluster. Allocations are intended to support researchers furthering specific research or teaching goals and are of limited duration. Dedicated resources acquired through the Cluster Partnership Program are not governed by this allocation policies.

Please read the User Guidelines before applying for research allocation. The different types of allocations are listed below.

Type

Time window for application

Term

Max. SUs

Max GB

Startup

Anytime/once

No expiration

5K

500

Education

Anytime/multi

Duration of class

-

-

Special

Anytime/multi

Year-cycle*

-

-

Research I

Anytime/multi

Year-cycle*

50K/100Ka

500

Research II

September and March

Year-cycle*

September 1M/2Ma

March 500K/1Ma

September 1T

March 500

a = CPP Partners
* = October 1st to September 30th