XSEDE Allocation Requests Open Submission


XSEDE is now accepting Research Allocation Requests for the allocation period, April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. The submission period is from December 15, 2012 until January 15, 2013. Please review the new XSEDE systems and important policy changes (see below) before you submit your allocation request through the XSEDE User Portal. Read the full announcement in XSEDE User News.

Estimated Available Service Units/TB for upcoming meeting:
SDSC Appro with Intel Sandy Bridge Cluster (Gordon Compute Cluster) 25,000,000

Allocation Request Procedures and Policy Changes:
The proposal submission interface is no longer accessible through the url pops-submit.teragrid.org. Any allocation request (submission) must occur via the XSEDE User Portal. Login, select the Allocations tab and then click on the Submit Request subtab. If you do not have a portal login/password, create an account on the portal welcome page.
The new submission interface has been simplified. The PI’s project is displayed as a history of allocation requests with a status and a list of actions (in orange) that the PI can take on the request. The actions (such as renewal) are only available at appropriate times (submission periods).

Extended Collaborative Support:
Extended Collaborative Support, formally known as Advanced User Support requests will no longer be part of the Main Document proposal, but will be defined by five (5) questions that have been added to the Resource Request section. If Extended Collaborative Support is requested the five questions will need to be answered in full. (See the ECSS page at
A guide for writing requests and references to examples, are available at the XSEDE website (https://portal.xsede.org/successful-requests. The XSEDE Allocations Policy document explains the allocations process, procedures and policies (https://portal.xsede.org/web/guest/allocation-policies).