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2014 NERSC allocation requests due September 22

August 13, 2013 by Francesca Verdier

NERSC's allocation submission system is now open for 2014 allocation requests. All current projects (including startup, education, and ALCC projects) must be renewed for 2014 if you wish to continue using
NERSC.  New project requests may be submitted as well (for either the remainder of 2013 or for 2014).

The deadline for 2014 requests is 23:59 PM September 22, 2013.

Award decisions for requests submitted before this deadline will be emailed to Principal Investigators and PI Proxies on December 13. Production requests made after September 22 will be reviewed in late January 2014. New requests awarded after June 2013 may be renewed for 2014 after the September 22 deadline.

2014 allocations will be for the period January 14, 2014, through January 12, 2015.

Requests to use NERSC resources are submitted via a web form known as the ERCAP (Energy Research Computing Allocations Process) Request Form. ERCAP is accessed through the NERSC Information Management (NIM) system at Information on how to fill out the ERCAP Request Form is at:

In addition, requests to renew NERSC's Parallel Distributed Systems Facility (PDSF) projects are part of the ERCAP Form. PDSF allocations, however, are handled separately from NERSC DOE allocations.  Use of the PDSF is restricted to researchers in the high energy physics and nuclear science communities and must be pre-approved. Please do not answer the questions on the PDSF tab if you are not a PDSF user.

To see what is new for 2014 please read the 2014 call for proposals: