// 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 (PI's) are scientists or engineers who are funded by NASA. They may submit computing time requests for themselves and associated researchers. PI's may submit multiple requests, but each request must correspond to a unique NASA funding source. Requests that are based on new funding for an existing computational project can be submitted as a continuation of an existing Group Identifier (GID).

//  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.

Submit your request via the Request Management System (RMS):

HEC RMS


For more details on HEC policy, please refer to the HEC website:

HEC WEBSITE


For the RMS User Guide and Quick-Start documentation, see below:


REQUESTING COMPUTER TIME

NASA HEC Request Submission Deadlines:

Deadline Allocations beginning on
July 31st October 1st
October 31st January 1st
January 31st April 1st
April 30th July 1st

Requests submitted after the deadline will automatically be considered for the following quarterly allocation.

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 (Coming Soon)

Annual reports should be submitted according to the directions in your funding award.

The HEC program will require:

  • Entry Quad Chart - give general information about your research effort
  • Results Quad Chart - update annually to highlight research completed using your allocation

      *Both will be entered and stored in RMS*

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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