Lawrencium for Directorate Special Projects
LBNL has set
aside 20% of available Lawrencium cores (~ 4M Service Units) for Directorate
allocation. The purpose of this allocation will be used to provide compute cycles for strategic projects and recruitement.This will vary from year to year depending on institutional
investments. A Service Unit (SU) is defined as 1 core-hour on the
current Lawrencium hardware.
Making a Request
needing compute time on a Linux cluster can
submit their requests to Deputy Director Horst Simon through their
respective Division Director.
Allocation Mechanism40 allocations to be made
available in the following quantities:
10 Large allocations of 240K SUs
10 Medium allocations of 80K SUs
20 Small allocations of 40K SUs
will be the senior management's discretion to combine or break larger
allocations into smaller depending on need; or to reserve some
allocations for strategic projects.
requesting time on Lawrencium should understand the parameters of the
offered service. Lawrencium is a Linux cluster with a high speed
interconnect and parallel filesytem best suited for MPI scientific
PIs and their users must have accounts on Lawrencium and are subject to
the $25/mo per user account fee and standard policy regarding access
At the beginning of the fiscal year period, PIs receive an allocation will have that amount applied to their project bank account.
will be given the choice to either 1) Use only the allocated amount
until it runs out or 2) Use the system for normal usage and the strategic allocation will offset their regular bill until it runs
out after which prevailing usage rates apply.
Allocations are expired annually. Unused amounts are not permitted to “roll over.”
It is the responsibility of the PI and users to terminate Lawrencium accounts when they are no longer needed.