Applying for Atmosphere WG Resources

Introduction

ACCESS-NRI allocates compute and storage resources to the Working Groups to use to support their activities.

Currently those resources consist of computational resources (KSUs) and storage (/g/data allocations) on NCI HPC systems. These are allocated through the gx60 project , so you must join it to be able to access them.

The process for allocating resources amongst working groups is given by the ACCESS-NRI Merit Allocation Guidelines:

Proposal for distributing resources

The Atmosphere Working Group needs a process to allocate these resources amongst the Atmosphere Working Group community that prioritises the needs of the community, is fair and not onerous.

Proposal:

Create a topic with a brief outline of the proposed experiment (see example). Other members of the community who want to collaborate or use the results of the experiment, or otherwise think it worth prioritising should reply indicating their support. The topic is where discussions should occur around how the experiment is configured, how it might be shared etc.

Requirements for anyone who is allocated working group resources for an experiment:

  1. Engage in good-faith collaboration to align with community requirements, e.g. save output diagnostics required by others
  2. Report back to the community: update their experiment topic with results including sufficient meta-data to enable others in the community to use their results, and communicate this at the next appropriate WG meeting
  3. Make data from experiments available to other members of the community (this could be facilitated by ACCESS-NRI if shared storage is not available)

More detail is available in the ACCESS-NRI Merit Allocation Guidelines

TL;DR

If you want to use some of the Atmosphere Working Group allocation join gx60 and Create a topic outlining your experiment. Share your proposal widely in the Atmosphere Working Group community, engage with questions and convince your fellow group members of the merits of your experiment and urge them to reply to the topic indicating their support.