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NERSC Allocations: for Principal Investigators and Account Managers

Allocations Overview and Eligibility

A researcher may apply for an allocation of NERSC resources if their research project is funded by the DOE Office of Science, or if their research project is relevant to the mission of one of the six Offices of Science (ASCR, BES, BER, FES, HEP, NP). Read More »

Apply for Your First NERSC Allocation

This page describes the steps you need to take to become a new NERSC Principal Investigator and apply for your first NERSC allocation. Read More »

The NERSC Allocation Request Form (ERCAP)

Requests to use NERSC resources are submitted annually via a web form known as the ERCAP (Energy Research Computing Allocations Process) Request Form. ERCAP is accessed through the NERSC Information Management (NIM) web interface and is available year-round. Read More »

Allocation Proposal (ERCAP) Application Deadlines

While the majority of awards are made once a year, the ERCAP process is open year-round. Startup projects, which are awarded by NERSC, may be submitted at any time. Read More »

2014 Call for Proposals to use NERSC Resources

The 2014 Call for Proposals to use NERSC Resources opens August 13, 2013, and closes September 22, 2013. Read More »

Requesting an Increase in Allocation

If your project runs out of MPP time the project PI or its proxies may request additional time by sending an email to the DOE Allocations Manager responsible for NERSC Allocations in your DOE Science Office and Program. Your DOE Office and Program are displayed in the Project Information tab in NIM's Repository display area. To see this information, type your repo name in the Quick Search box in NIM's upper right corner. For contact information for DOE Allocations Managers see: DOE Science… Read More »

Quarterly Allocation Reductions

MPP (or computational) repositories that haven't used significant amounts of time are adjusted at certain times by transferring a part of the unused balance to the corresponding DOE Office reserve. Read More »

Managing Your Allocation and Your Users

How to manage the users in your project account (called repository or repo), and what to do if your project runs out of time. Read More »

Department of Energy Science Offices, Programs and Allocation Managers

The NERSC Center is overseen by the DOE NERSC Program Manager, Yukiko Sekine, assisted by the DOE Allocation Managers in each of the six offices. The DOE Allocation Managers are responsible for managing the NERSC allocations. Read More »

NERSC Initiative for Scientific Exploration (NISE)

Principal Investigators or PI Proxies who want to explore a research area described below are encouraged to apply for NISE time. Read More »

Data Intensive Computing Pilot Program

In 2014 NERSC is conducting its second and last round of allocations to projects in data intensive science. This pilot aims to support and enable scientists to tackle their most demanding data intensive challenges. Selected projects will be piloting new methods and technologies targeting data management, analysis, and dissemination.  Projects should demonstrate one or more of these characteristics: Novel uses of the HPSS archival storage in data analysis workflows, techniques that leverage… Read More »