Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing

SNIC Medium

MEDIUM allocations are available via a yearly round (January 1- December 31). MEDIUM allocations can be requested at any time during this period via SUPR.

MEDIUM allocations are not granted for projects that have a LARGE allocation.

For MEDIUM applications a technical evaluation is performed as detailed in the SNIC guidelines for resource allocation. The evaluation is performed locally at the SNIC center where the resource is located.

MEDIUM allocation sizes vary for each available resource. The table below summarizes the resources that are available for MEDIUM allocations during 2018. The unit used is: core hours per month (ch/m).


  • Total Size: the total number of core hours/month on the resource that are available for SNIC allocations.
  • MEDIUM 2018: the total number of core hours/month that are available for MEDIUM allocations during 2018.
  • MEDIUM Limit: the upper limit on a MEDIUM allocation in core hours/month for that resource.the feasibility of using the requested resources.

The table below summarizes the SNIC resources that are available for MEDIUM allocations during 2018. The unit used are core hours per month (ch/m).

Centre Resource Tot 2018 Limit
C3SE Hebbe       1 100 000    100 000
Kebnekaise Large Memory
      1 200 000
      2 000 000
           50 000
​   160 000
   200 000
     20 000
Lunarc Aurora       1 100 000    100 000
NSC Triolith*       3 600 000    200 000
PDC Beskow       7 800 000    200 000
UPPMAX Rackham       2 000 000    100 000

*Please note that Triolith will be replaced with a new resource during 2018. NSC currently plan for the replacement to take place in Q3, 2018. At that point project allocations will be scaled and transfered to the new resource. Installation of the new system is likely to be done in stages with an overlap in operation between parts of the new system and parts of Triolith.

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How to apply for MEDIUM allocations

If you are a researcher affiliated with a Swedish higher-education institution, you can apply for a project in via SUPR, SNIC’s project management system.

The PI must be a senior scientist in Swedish academia, at least at the level of assistant professor (forskarassistent).

To apply for a new project you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Register a new “Person” (only if this is your first SNIC project).
  2. Log into SUPR using your new credentials.
  3. Create a project proposal using the round called “SNAC Medium, [yyyy]“.
  4. Sign the SNIC User Agreement.

Step 4 is important but easy to forget. Without it your account/project will not be created.  If you have SWAMID, you can sign the User Agreement directly in the SUPR WebUI. If not, you need to send in the form via regular mail.

Once your project has been approved, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to log in etc.

Click here to go to the application form

Applications for MEDIUM allocations are evaluated by the centre(s) that host(s) the resource(s) on which the allocation(s) is/are requested. The evaluation is carried out by application experts and assesses the feasibility of using the requested resources efficiently. The evaluation process will normally finish in two weeks.