Alabama Supercomputer Authority Policy

Policy: ASAP01 - R4
Title: ASA Policies
Date: 01/01/94:Revised 3/8/2005
Distribution: All ASA Users

A. PURPOSE.

This policy defines the ASA policy document as a vehicle for documenting and communicating policies relating to the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) and its user community.

B. DESCRIPTION.

ASA policies are numbered and controlled documents that define current policies of the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA). Policies defined in these documents will be followed in operating the George C. Wallace Supercomputer Center (GCWSC), the Alabama Research and Education Network (AREN) and other ASA activities. Policies will be numbered ASAP01-R0, ASAP02-R0, etc. Revisions will be indicated by incrementing the revision number: ASAP01-R1, ASAP01-R2, etc.

C. APPROVAL.

All ASA policies will be approved by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) and concurred to by the current professional services contractor.

D. FREQUENCY.

ASA policies will be issued and updated on an as-needed basis.

E. DISTRIBUTION.

ASA policies are applicable to clients of GCWSC, AREN, High Performance Computing (HPC) and Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) and its professional services contractor. Copies of policies are available electronically through ASA's web site http://www.asc.edu/usermanual/policies/policy02.shtml

F. SUBJECT MATTER.

ASA policies will address issues which affect users of GCWSC, AREN, and HPC and generally relate to the operational and administrative activities of ASA. While procedures may be defined in the "ASA User Guide", the ASA policy will be the official document for overall guidance.

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