Requesting resource hours at IDRIS

Requesting resource hours for IDRIS machines is done via the DARI site which is common to the three national computing centres, CINES, IDRIS and TGCC:

The A4 call for projects was closed on February 8th, 2018.

This A4 call for projects simultaneously included :

  • The A4 hours allocation: Accessible to projects having submitted a request for the A2 allocation or before (A1, 2016), and to new projects. These hours are usable during one year, from beginning-May 2018 to end-April 2019.
  • The A3 complementary hours allocation: Accessible only to projects having obtained hours in the A3 allocation. These hours will be added to an existing A3 project and, therefore, usable during the last 6 months of an A3 project, May through October 2019.

For more detailed information about the process and calendar for hours allocation, see the GENCI document: Attribution d'heures de calcul.

In addition, during the course of the year, you have the possibility of requesting:

  • Supplementary resources as needed (“demandes au fil de l'eau”) for existing projects which have used up their quota of hours during the year (outside of an allocation campaign).
  • Preparatory access (“accès préparatoire”) for projects which do not have an existing account at IDRIS or those which have an account on only one of the computing machines (Turing or Ada).
    After a request for preparatory access is approved, the resources accorded are 50 000 hours on Turing and/or 15 000 hours on Ada. Access is granted for a period of 6 months beginning at the project account(s) opening.

These requests are made on the DARI site Complete information for submitting requests for hours allocations is found on the IDRIS help page for DARI. If further assistance is needed, please contact the IDRIS support team.