Allocations on ALCF Computing Resources
Getting an Allocation Award
INCITE, ALCC, and ADSP
Researchers gain access to ALCF systems for computational science and engineering projects—typically with awards of millions of core-hours—through competitive, peer-reviewed allocation programs supported by the DOE and Argonne. Our peer-reviewed award programs consist of the INCITE, ALCC, and ADSP programs. More information about the programs, including dates for our CFPs, can be found on their web pages.
Alternatively, ALCF offers a Director's Discretionary allocation award program to leadership computing preparation, INCITE and ALCC scaling, and application performance to maximize scientific application efficiency and productivity on leadership computing platforms. See the Director's Discretionary (DD) Program page for more information.
Initializing Your Awarded Allocation
Projects with INCITE, ALCC, and ADSP awards will be contacted directly by the ALCF staff with information on creating accounts.
Director's Discretionary awards will receive information in the award confirmation email.
While requesting an allocation, users can choose from:
Computes: - Polaris - Theta (KNL Node) - ThetaGPU (GPU Node) - Cooley
File System: - Grand - Eagle (Community Sharing)
Policy Information Related to Allocations
Requesting Additional Allocation Hours
If you are a PI of a Director's Discretionary project that has an active allocation, you can request additional time or an extension using the allocation request form.