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.

This category is for allocations up to a maximum size (core hours/month). The maximum size of a MEDIUM allocation varies for each resource. The total size of all MEDIUM allocations granted to you can maximally amount to 150%. For example, 80% of the maximum size of a MEDIUM allocation of one resource and 70% of the maximum size of a MEDIUM allocation of another resource.

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.

The table below summarizes the resources that are available for MEDIUM allocations during 2020. The unit used is: core hours per month (ch/m).

  • MEDIUM 2020: the total number of core hours/month that are available for MEDIUM allocations during 2020.
  • Upper limit: the upper limit on a MEDIUM allocation in core hours/month for that resource.

The table below summarizes the SNIC resources that are available for MEDIUM allocations during 2020. The unit used are core hours per month (ch/m).

Centre Resource Medium 2020  Upper limit
C3SE Hebbe       1 100 000    100 000
HPC2N Kebnekaise
Kebnekaise Large Memory
     2 000 000
          50 000
​   200 000
     20 000
Lunarc Aurora       1 100 000    100 000
NSC Tetralith     11 500 000    200 000
PDC Beskow       7 800 000    200 000
UPPMAX Rackham
      2 000 000
      1 000 000
   100 000
   100 000

Read more how to apply for access

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 at the end of each month.

Activity report 

The Swedish Research Council requires SNIC to provide reporting for results from all SNIC projects. To enable that, SNIC requires you to provide an activity report within three months after the end of your SNIC project. The report should be written in a maximum of 8 A4 pages set in 11pt or larger with a line spacing of at least 1.15 or similar.

The activity report must be submitted before any continuation/extension of a project can be decided.

The disposition should follow the major topics listed here:


The activity report must include an account of the major scientific achievements resulting from the use of the allocated SNIC resources in this project in relation to the project description.

Publications list

The activity report must include a list of publications resulting from this SNIC project that acknowledge the use of SNIC resources. You may include forthcoming / in press publications. Please note that publications that do not acknowledge the use of SNIC resources shall not be included in the activity report.

Academic achievements

The activity report must include achievements such as theses defended and graduate degrees completed, from this SNIC project.

SNIC e-infrastructure related developments

The activity report must include any developments related to programming, code optimization, visualization etc, from this SNIC project.

Grants and patents

The activity report must include granted financial support and/or patents, from this SNIC project.

Acknowledging SNIC

Please note that you must give SNIC credit for research facilitated by SNIC resources. Failing to comply with this requirement will have a negative impact on future allocations of compute time. SNIC should be acknowledged as follows:

"The computations/data handling/[SIMILAR] were/was enabled by resources provided by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) at [SNIC CENTRE] partially funded by the Swedish Research Council through grant agreement no. 2018-05973."