Idaho National Laboratory manages High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to support the laboratory mission. This document defines INL's policies for HPC system access.
The DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) is a primary sponsor for INL's HPC resources through the Nuclear Science User Facility (NSUF) Program. Therefore, the priority for these systems is nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration. This includes activities that support DOE-NE's R&D programs, organizations performing work associated with DOE through grants and awards, and openly published research of benefit to the nuclear energy community. Additionally, access to INL HPC computing resources are available to users that support INL's non-nuclear energy research activities as well as education and workforce development. All access requires an appropriate justification.
The INL HPC resources are managed and operated by the Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Division, which was established in September 2018 to focus on providing tools, systems, and user support in the areas of computational frameworks, HPC, visualization, artificial intelligence, and data analytics.
Users requesting access shall provide adequate information such that a clear determination can be made on appropriateness of the intended use. Access requests are made through an online account request form and must be renewed annually. The access request must clearly satisfy one of the following use justifications.
Justifications for high-priority use of the DOE-NE sponsored computer systems:
Justifications for standard-priority use of the systems:
All other access not covered by one of these access justifications will be at the discretion of the ASC Director.