Applying for Atmosphere WG Resources


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

Currently, those resources consist of computational resources (KSUs) and storage (/g/data allocations) on Gadi. For the Atmosphere WG, they are allocated through the gx60 project, which you must join the project to be able to access them.

Proposal for distributing resources

Aimed at prioritising the needs of the community, a process for allocating resources amongst WGs has been put in place according to the ACCESS-NRI Merit Allocation Guidelines.

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

Requirements for anyone allocated WG 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 WG community:
    Update their experiment topic with results, including sufficient metadata, to enable others to use their results; communicate this at the next WG meeting.
  3. Make data from experiments available to other community members.
    This could be facilitated by ACCESS-NRI if shared storage is not available.

Short Version

If you would like to use some of the Atmosphere WG allocation:

  • join gx60 and
  • create a topic outlining your experiment.
  • Share your proposal in the Atmosphere WG community, engage with questions and convince your fellow members of the merits of your experiment and urge them to reply to the topic indicating their support.