You can apply through our Service Desk, via the link "Small Applications". These requests will only be assessed on technical feasibility by SURF and are usually handled within 2 weeks. The scope of these applications is listed on the table.
It is important to understand that the resources you request need to be justified. You need to detail how many SBUs you require and how you plan to use them. The above parameters are only the maximum limits of the application and are not granted by default. The resources of each application is tailored per project. To ensure a smooth application process we have provided a template that you can use when you apply for a small request on either Snellius or Lisa. Please edit the template to fit your project.
Small Application Template
Provide a justification of the amount of requested SBUs in the form of a simple estimation. Something like "I'll need to do X runs using Y cores per run, with a runtime of Z hours, i.e. totaling X*Y*Z = XXX SBUs" is sufficient. If you do different types of run, please specify X/Y/Z/XXX per type of run, as well as a total number of SBUs.
Will your computations have a high memory requirement? If yes, can you make an estimation?
If you are requesting project space. What are your needs in terms of storage? What is the typical input and output size of your computations? Do you need long term storage? Please have a look at the Snellius configuration page to check the differences between the different file systems on Snellius, and explain why you need the requested project space (permanent non backed up space on high volume, high data throughput file systems that support parallel I/O). Do you have access to local storage where you will be able to copy your data back after the expiration of the project?