Computing allocations for COSMIC² users
As a science gateway, COSMIC2 will provide all users with a small amount of free computing time. After this free tier of computing is used up, users will have two choices:
- Apply to COSMIC2 for additional computing time
- Apply to XSEDE for additional computing time via Startup or XRAC allocations
Where does COSMIC² get computing time?
Computing time on SDSC is provided through grants from the NSF and is distributed to scientists via XSEDE, the network of supercomputers across the United States. In order to provide users with free computing time, COSMIC² applies for XSEDE computing allocations annually. This means we are using job usage statistics to request more computing (if needed).
Initial computing allocations for COSMIC² users
For all users of the COSMIC2 gateway, they can use up to 500 GPU-hours. These jobs will be running on NVIDIA K80 GPUs, located on GPU nodes at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. This allocation will provide the user with ~20 RELION2 runs for cryo-EM datasets.