How many SUs does a research group need?

New user groups to MSI are advised to request an initial allocation of 20,000 SUs if they plan to use the HPC systems. MSI also provides SU calculation examples for guidance. If you are using common bioinformatics software (e.g., bowtie, bwa, tophat, or cufflinks), we have an easy-to-use calculator for you to use. If you have additional questions, please contact MSI support at Staff at MSI will provide assistance in estimating the correct SU allocation for your planned research.

Additionally, groups that are renewing their accounts at MSI are advised to examine usage during past years and consider the planned work for the coming year.