Apply for resources
The upcoming deadlines for resource applications:
Monday, August 12th, 2019, at 10 am
Monday, September 2nd, 2019, at 10 am
You can apply for your project additional resources by filling an application form on the Scientist's User Interface. You may apply for resources for your academic CSC project only. Please see the Principles of allocating resources for more information about the applicable use cases.
Apply for additional resources on Scientist's User Interface's My Projects page (the link takes you to the login page, from where you'll be redirected to My projects page after signing in)
Please estimate how many billing units (bu) your project will use in about 3-6 months. It is advisable to apply for more billing units well before the current resources are used up.
The maximum grant per application is 5 million billing units. You may use granted resources on all services that consume billing units. A large collection of scientific software and databases is available on servers. You may have to agree to follow service specific terms and conditions for your use of application software and databases.
|Server||Classification||Form of Use||System|
|Sisu||Supercomputer/distributed memory||Parallel use||Cray XC40|
|Taito||Supercluster/distributed memory||Serial and parallel use||HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8|
|cPouta||IaaS Cloud computing||Virtual servers||Many|
Disk space for projects
At the moment a user in a computing project may have a 5 TB $WRKDIR disk space at maximum. For needs more than that you may apply for a project bound disk space. This kind of disk space will be usually granted for the time span of the project but we may change this policy if necessary. You can send the application by email before the application form will be implemented in Scientist's User Interface. The following items should be explained in the application:
- Project code (e.g. ay1888, hy1999)
- Requested total disk space for the project (TB)
- A scientific and technical justification for the disk space request
- Time span of the need
The application should be sent to email@example.com.
Grid usage is possible by applying for a server certificate and authorized access to grid networks provided by CSC (e.g. FGCI, NorduGrid, PRACE).
CSC's database service provides researchers a possibility to create their own MySQL databases. The application form for the database service always relates to customer's computing project. See user instructions at Kaivos database service user guide.
Language Bank of Finland
Language Bank of Finland gives access to linguistic research material and software. For further information see the linguistics home page.
Massive Parallel Computing
For massive parallel computing the applicant must establish the scalability of the used program. To be able to run the necessary scalability tests you need a valid user account on preferred CSC computer. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org.