If you already have a project at the local or national resources then to get access you need to
- Join SUPR
- Join a project here https://supr.snic.se
- Approve the user agreement here https://supr.snic.se/person/
- Send a “account request” for each cluster you wish to use here https://supr.snic.se/account/
- Wait at least 1 working day
If you don’t have a project to join then we cover that below.
The locally funded resources we host are available at a base level free-at-the-point-of-use to all researchers at Chalmers. Many departments have had their projected allocated already, and manage their members themselves via their selected Principal Investigators (PIs) in SUPR. Researchers should speak to their respective supervisor for access. The local computer cluster is called Vera.
For those departments which not yet have a base level allocation, you should speak to your prefect who has been sent information.
If you would like more resources than are available at the base level then it is possible to buy more resources. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Senior researchers at Swedish universities are eligible to apply for access and computer time on any SNIC systems hosted by us or any other SNIC center. An approved application from a principal investigator results in a “SNIC-Project” that in turn is assigned computer time allocations on one (or several) computer systems. All proposals are handled via the SNIC rounds in SUPR
We currently host the following SNIC systems
- Alvis – Cluster dedicated to AI and ML research
- Mimer – Flash based fast storage connected to Alvis
- Cephyr – CephFS based center storage connected to Alvis and Vera
- SSC – OpenStack cluster
For those that have larger resource requirements than what can be fulfilled at even a national level, then there is a further option to apply for resources from the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU).
The LUMI supercomputer in Finland that is one of the supercomputers in the EuroHPC JU, was partly financed by the Swedish Research Council. As such a corresponding share (approx. 3.5 %) are reserved for Swedish research. This part is available through SUPR in a similar manner as the national resources.
For the rest of the EuroHPC JU resources the EuroCC National Competence Center Sweden (ENCCS) provides proposal support when applying. In addition they’ve also prepared a short video on how you apply, see below.