Resources allocation processes

Two major allocation processes exist for IRIS:

1. Application for Small Activities / Seedcorn time

The purpose of this scheme is to provide a light-touch review process for modest allocations of Iris computing time and/or storage for Activities in the following categories:

  • Small activities requiring some 10s to 100s of cores for a short time, whether peer reviewed or not;
  • Seedcorn projects;
  • Activities starting in year (out of RSAP cycle) who need to get going and then submit full RSAP docs next year;
  • and possibly other categories as arise from time to time.

These all require relatively modest resource, generally for a limited time in the first instance.

Further detail can be found in the small activity allocation document package in the Document Library

  • 2. Resource Scrutiny & Allocation Process (RSAP) for large allocations

The IRIS RSAP is an annual process which reviews substantial resource requests from the IRIS partner activities. Requests are scrutinised by an expert panel for their technical validity and a recommendation is made whether the request should be supported. After a list of activities to support is created the RSAP will recommend. 

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