You are applying for ARCHER2 access via the HEC-WSI using the Porting & Benchmarking (PB) access mode. This access mode is designed for short projects (~3 months duration) with a small number of allocation units (up to 2000 CUs) for testing scalability. If this is not appropriate for your proposal, please return to the Access Modes page for alternative access modes. If you have any questions/feedback please contact the HEC-WSI Support Team via the Contact form

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Porting & Benchmarking (PB) Application Form

Applicant Details

Use of the ARCHER2 service, by nationals of certain countries, is controlled by special regulations laid down by the UK Government in connection with the Wassenaar Arrangement and we are legally obliged to confirm the nationality of applicants seeking to access the resource. You will be required to verify your nationality before your application can be approved.
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Research Details (Case for Support)

Max. 125 words – suitable for general audience. If your application is approved, this description will be placed on the HEC-WSI website.
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Max. 400 words – scientific case plus technical case, e.g. scientific problem being addressed and a justification for the compute/storage resources requested, incl. how using the computational facilities will benefit your research and why you feel the ARCHER2 system is particularly suitable
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Technical Details and Requirements

What are the main codes you will be using? Please provide links to codes/software not presently available on ARCHER2. Click here for a list of available research software on ARCHER2.
e.g. compilers, libraries, tools - Please provide links to codes/software not presently available on ARCHER2. If you do not have any additional software requirements, or if you do not know your requirements, please specify 'no software requirements', or 'software requirements unknown' respectively. Click here for a list of available software libraries on ARCHER2
Do you require support from the ARCHER 2 CSE service, or HEC-WSI Support Team to port and optimize your code on ARCHER2? If yes, please briefly describe the support required. Please also summarise any other support requirements for this project. If you do not have any additional support requirements please specify 'no support requirements'
Please give details on your expected usage of the system e.g. size and length of your proposed jobs and number of nodes concurrently utilised, total number of jobs etc. Please use the online CU Calculator (click here) to estimate the total number of CUs required). Successful Porting & Benchmarking projects receive 2000 CU to be used over a 3-month period so please ensure that your job requests fit within this allocation. NOTE: there are 128 cores per node on ARCHER2
Please give details of the data management and transfer requirements, incl. an estimate of the number of files typically produced by each job, the amount of data read and produced by each job and the total amount of disk required. Please also detail the amount and how/where you plan to transfer the data from the ARCHER2 service

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