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Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

ALCF Facility Policies

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the various policies and procedures for ALCF users, categorized below.


All holders of user accounts must comply with ALCF and Argonne National Laboratory computing usage policies, including meeting certain security requirements and executing specific science- or engineering-related computing jobs.

ALCF Acknowledgement Policy

As a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility dedicated to the advancement of scientific discovery, the ALCF requests that its users acknowledge and promote the work of others and the resources with which this work was accomplished.

Data and Allocation

These policies detail data and software usage, as well as pullback and refunds of computing hours.

Quarterly Reports

The ALCF is required to report the progress and accomplishments of its allocation projects. Policies are detailed by award type.

Queue and Scheduling Policies