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Compute Reservation Request Form

NERSC will consider reasonable requests for exceptions to queueing policy through a scheduled reservation for machine resources. A reservation brings some portion of the machine to a specific user or project for an agreed upon duration.  Please use this form to submit such a request.

Typically charging against an allocation is done on a per job basis. For reservations the entire block of reserved time is charged regardless of the number of jobs run or not run. Cancelation of a reservation must be done with a minimum of 72 hours notice.

Please ask for the least amount of resources you need and try to schedule reservations so as to minimize impact on other users. For instance scheudling a reservation just after a schduled downtime may yield better utilzation for all invovled. Likewise it's better to bundle reservations together rather schedule them in close succession.