Kent Milfeld, TACC
TG Allocations Coordinator
Aug. 13, 2009
TRAC Request Summary
Allocation Period (Oct. 1, 2009 Sept. 30, 2010)
Changes to TRAC Review Process
Issues with TG-Wide Roaming Access
TRAC Request Tracking
Requested Available Estimated Estimated
807M ~300M ~400M ~100M
TRAC Requests Requests Adaptive Advances
TRAC Requests 126 33 12
Startup Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Requests 68 57 52 61 64 77 74
Parallel Sessions at TRAC meeting (Trial)
Plenary Session for top 20 Requests.
2 Break-out Sessions: PHY/AST/ATM & MCB/CHE/DMR
Reconciliation Session: Adjust total allocation to availability
New Review Form addresses Methodology, Efficiency
and Computational Plan Criteria
Better Reviewer/Request matching:
FOS (field of Science) matching
Given Titles, reviewers are asked state their
preference: Prefer, Indifferent, Unfamiliar
Reference to Criteria
TG-Wide Roaming Access
Has evolved into ineffective mechanism.
Mid-range system Pool ?
Abe (NCS), QueenB (LONI), Lonestar (TACC), Steele (Purdue)
Serious RP concerns about managing user expectations.
Roaming Requests and Allocations
16.00 Request Count
0 2 4 6 8 10 0
RAC Meeting (Dec_07 ...Sept_09) 0 2 4 6 8
Remove TG-Roaming from Resource Request form.
Possible Modes of Multi-system Access
Select distribution on Individual Systems
If necessary, distribution can be readjusted through transfers.
Allow user to request allocation of all 4 systems as a single
Co-Allocation + Individual
Allow users to select from pool, but allocation usage on any single
system is limited to a set “distribution” percentage. If necessary,
percent distribution can be readjusted through redistribution.
Or, Select distribution on Individual Systems.
Now Using Google docs to Track Monitoring.
Responsibility for Processing can be shared.
Site Reps can easily see/determine status.
Can be used as “case study”/prototype for an enhanced