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|
Kebnekaise Large Memory
| 2 000 000
| 200 000
|Lunarc||Aurora||1 100 000||100 000|
|NSC||Tetralith||11 500 000||200 000|
|PDC||Beskow||7 800 000||200 000|
| 2 000 000
1 000 000
| 100 000
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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:
- Register a new “Person” (only if this is your first SNIC project).
- Log into SUPR using your new credentials.
- Create a project proposal using the round called “SNAC Medium, [yyyy]“.
- 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.
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.