// PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS/COMPUTING TIME 

If you are a NASA-sponsored scientist or engineer, computing time may be available for your project. Find out how to become a Principal Investigator (PI), obtain NASA High-End Computing (HEC) allocations, and fulfill reporting requirements.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS


Principal Investigators (PI’s) are scientists or engineers who submit computing time requests for themselves and associated researchers. PI’s may submit multiple requests, but each request must correspond to a uniquely named computational project–either new or renewing from the previous year.


//  COMPUTING TIME/ALLOCATIONS 

ALLOCATION AWARDS FOR COMPUTING RESOURCES

The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is accepting proposal submissions for allocation awards to access computing resources at the NCCS at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility at the NASA Ames Research Center. Refer to the HEC eBooks page for more information.

HEC EBOOKS


REQUESTING COMPUTER TIME

NASA HEC eBooks Submission Deadlines:

DEADLINE ALLOCATION AWARDS
August 20th Awards beginning October 1st
February 20th Awards beginning April 1st

Typically, the person who submits the proposal becomes the Principal Investigator for both the proposal and the allocation award.

REQUEST TIME


// REPORTING REQUIREMENTS 

Several brief reports are required from PI’s over the course of the allocation year.

REPORTS

  • Entry Quad Chart* - gives general information about your research effort
  • Annual Report* - highlights research completed using your allocation

      *Submitted material will be placed on a publicly accessible Web-site.

To see report formats and instructions, and to submit your reports, go to the NASA HEC eBooks website. (Log-in using the same username and password used to submit your proposal).

HEC EBOOKS


SBU RATES


The NCCS uses a Standard Billing Unit (SBU) for allocating and tracking computing time usage. The new SBU tracking system appears in usage reports October 1st, 2018 and beyond.

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Account Set-Up Process


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Once you are awarded an allocation on NCCS computing resources, you may request an NCCS account/user-ID. This page offers instructions on how to request and set-up an NCCS account.

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