There are several ways to obtain an allocation on an LC system:
- Talk to your computer coordinator to access an existing bank
- Request an LDRD Allocation, if applicable
- Purchase an allocation (contact Greg Tomaschke)
How do allocations work?
LC manages and tracks your use of computer resources when your job is scheduled by Moab. Moab accounts are established for every project and assigned a target share of the machine. Every job a user submits must specify a Moab account or a default will be assigned. The computing resource usage (typically processor minutes) will be charged to the associated account. The fair-share scheduling scheme is used for batch jobs on all LC production hosts. See Understanding Moab Job Priorities for more information, or our comprehensive Moab and Slurm Tutorial.
What if I need a larger allocation or use of an entire machine?
You should request a DAT (dedicated application time):