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UBC ARC SOCKEYE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - APRIL 2020

The April 2020 application cycle for UBC ARC Sockeye applications has ended as of 24 January, 2020.

Future calls for allocations will be made throughout the year, so please check this website again frequently.

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Call for Applications  |  Application Guidelines  |  Terms of Service  |  Information Sessions


WHAT CAN RESEARCHERS APPLY FOR? 

Sockeye is particularly well suited to transient, computationally intensive workloads that can be optimized by job scheduling and workload management software.

Allocations will be provided via Fair Share-based access to UBC ARC Sockeye. All allocations will be configured with the same Fair Share priority and feature nearly 16,000 CPU cores, 200 GPUs, and more than 20 petabytes of storage capacity. Please see Sockeye Applications Guidelines for more information. 

These allocations on UBC Sockeye will run until March 31, 2021


ELIGIBILITY

Researchers with a staff or faculty appointment at UBC are eligible to request an allocation on the Sockeye platform to conduct computationally intensive research. Use of the system is contingent on acceptance of the Sockeye Terms of Service. 

Please consult the Sockeye Application Guidelines for full eligibility requirements.


TIMELINES

Application deadline: January 24, 2020
Allocations announced: March 16, 2020
Allocations begin: April 1, 2020
Allocations end: March 31, 2021


RESOURCES

Sockeye Call for Applications - April 2020  
Sockeye Application Guidelines 
Sockeye Terms of Service


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Information Sessions

ARC is running information sessions at the following times for researchers interested in applying for resource allocation on Sockeye. Researchers can attend in person or online.

Please note that information sessions have concluded for this Call for Applications. A recording of the January 16th, 2020 Vancouver Info session can be viewed here

UBC Vancouver

Sockeye Application Information Session 
Thursday, January 16, 2020.
10:00-11:00
  
UBC Vancouver, Michael Smith Labs (MSL) RM102

( Livestream available for this session only) 

UBC Okanagan

Sockeye Application Information Session 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
11:00-12:00

UBC Okanagan, Engineering, Management, and Education Building (EME) RM 4116.

 

Consultations

Researchers can also contact the ARC team at arc.support@ubc.ca to book a consultation to discuss specific research needs and for more information.