Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing

SNIC Small

This category targets individual researchers and research groups that are not familiar with using HPC resources and would like to build experience and install applications. Also existing SNIC projects that would like to get acquainted with other compute platforms can make use of this category.

A SMALL allocation can be requested at any time via a unified [online application form].

An application for a SMALL allocation usually has a limit on the 5000 core hours/month that can be requested.

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

Centre Resource Tot 2018 Limit
C3SE Hebbe 100 000 5 000
HPC2N Abisko
Kebenekaise
Kebnekaise Large Memory
200 000
200 000
  40 000
5 000
5 000
5 000
Lunarc Aurora 100 000 5 000
NSC Triolith* 200 000 5 000
UPPMAX Rackham 280 000 5 000

* 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 Small SNIC allocations

Applications for SMALL allocations can be submitted at any time. 

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 scientist in Swedish academia, at least at the level of PhD student (doktorand).

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 one of the rounds called “SNAC Small [SNIC centre, 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