The resources allocated to the HEC-WSI are awarded as ‘ARCHER2 time only’, i.e. the following access modes only provide access to ARCHER2 resources and not funding for other items (such as staff time). ARCHER2 costs are notional rather than real costs.
The HEC-WSI currently offers three access modes (plus a dedicated allocation for early career researchers (ECRs) incl. training and support):
- Porting and Benchmarking (PB);
- Code Development (CD), and;
- Project Access (PA).
Please see the table below for more details and links to the application forms for each access mode.
|Application form link
|Porting & Benchmarking (PB)
|a short project of 3 months duration with a small number of allocation units for testing scalability
|Code Development (CD)
|a 6-month project with a small allocation for improving software performance
|Project Access (PA) [Summer ’24]
|31st May ’24
|a 6-month project with a large allocation for project runs
|Dedicated allocation for early career researchers (ECRs) including training and support
For additional guidance, please visit the Application Advice pages and/or the FAQ section.
The HEC-WSI Support Team are also available to offer advice and assistance to any prospective users and can offer guidance as to what is the best route of access as well as provide assistance with completing the access application form(s).