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.  The SU to CPU-hour conversion rates for various systems are listed on the Queue Tables page.  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.

Groups that are renewing their accounts at MSI are advised to examine past usage and consider the planned work for the coming year.

Note: On January 1, 2016 a new allocations schedule will be in effect. See SU Allocations 2016 for more information.