Who reviews SU and storage allocation requests?

The default level of 70,000 SUs is granted automatically. Requests for the next level of 280,000 SUs are reviewed by MSI staff.

Requests for more than 280,000 SUs are reviewed by the HPC Allocation Committee.

Requests more than the default group storage allocation of 150 GB are reviewed by MSI staff.

All peer review is conducted on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The quality of the proposed research and the importance of the proposed work in its own field 
  • The research project's need for Supercomputing Institute resources and the Principal Investigator's past usage of resources 
  • The Principal Investigator's ability as judged by past accomplishments, external funding, or other evidence of successful peer review or future potential
  • The relevance of the work to the University's missions of education, research, and technology transfer