Alabama Supercomputer Authority Policy

POLICY: ASAP17-R4
TITLE:Requesting Dedicated Time on ASA HPC Platforms
DATE: 01/01/94:Revised 9/1/2009
Distribution: All ASA Clients

A. OVERVIEW.

This policy defines the process for requesting dedicated time on the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) HPC platforms, the associated charges for use, and the time available for dedicated machine use.

Dedicated time means that one client has the sole use of the complete platform for a specific period of time and is established for commercial clients.

B. REQUESTING DEDICATED MACHINE TIME.

Requests for dedicated machine time should be directed to the HPC Computational Specialist at HPC@asc.edu. The reason for dedicated time must be specified. A description of what activities will be performed and what assistance is needed.

C. CHARGES FOR DEDICATED TIME.

Charges for dedicated time will be negotiated with ASA. Dedicated time will include one hour of preparation time to configure the platform for dedicated use. If a client signs up for dedicated time and fails to use it, the user will be charged for one hour of use at the rate negotiated.

D. AVAILABILITY OF DEDICATED MACHINE TIME.

The DMC Cluster and the SGI ALTIX 350 are available for dedicated time as negotiated.


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