Allocation Schemes

ICI-CNSC resources currently distribute compute time through the following allocation schemes according to a master condition agreement (MCA) with Centrale Nantes.

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Production Projects

Production projects are aimed at the production work for a specific scientific project. Production projects can be submitted at any time. Projects are granted access based on scientific merit and technical feasibility. Allocations are valid by default for one year, but depend of the MCA signed.

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Development Projects (will be open soonly)

Also known as Seasonal Compute Projects, they are meant for work on codes and algorithms. Proposals can only be submitted during 4 regulars allocation periods on March 21st , on June 21st , on September 21st and on December 21st with deadlines.

6 millions core hours total are available for Open & Innovative Development Projects with no funding required.

Proposals are granted based on scientific merit and technical feasibility assessment.

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Preparatory Projects

Preparatory projects are intended for users who are new to ICI-CNSC to allow them to port and test their codes before applying for a Production Project. Existing users who wish to port and test a new code or application may also apply for a Preparatory Project. These projects are granted a limited of a total of 5’000 core hours over 6 months and finite amount of compute resources.

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Collaboration Projects

They are intended for users to work with ICI Lab in a joint collaboration on research and development projects. These projects are granted a limited and finite amount of compute resources and based on scientific merit and technical feasibility approved by Scientific and Technical Committees.

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Team Projects (only for ECN Partner Labs)

These projects are intended for ECN Lab Users to allow them to develop and test their codes before applying for Production or Development Projects. These projects are granted a limited and finite amount of compute resources approved only by the Director of Research of ECN.

A Lab team that needs to work on a specific short/mid term research project with their students should apply to this Project. Once again, an approval from the DR is mandatory.

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Renewal Projects

Multi-year projects are expected to submit a renewal report to assure then continuation of the project.

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