Update to Computing Time Quotas Starting in January 2021

Starting on January 1, 2021, ICER will begin enforcing a limit of 500,000 core-hours per user per calendar year on the “general” (publicly-available) HPCC compute nodes, which is a reduction from the current limit of 1 million core-hours.  Users who exceed this limit will no longer be able to submit jobs to the batch queue.  The goal of this change is to ensure a fairer distribution of resources among HPCC users.  PIs of users that exceed this limit may apply for additional time; information on how to do so will be available on the ICER wiki prior to 1/1/2021.  Please note that users can check their computing time usage on the supercomputer from any of the dev nodes using the command “SLURMUsage,” which is found in the powertools module.

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