When requesting an allocation of Pensofttech
resources, one is expected to explain the nature of the research from a computational perspective, detail the experience of researchers who use machines along the same lines as Pensofttech
, provide information concerning grants or other funding used to support the project, and describe how computing resources will be used in the research. In order to obtain access to the Pensofttech
systems and services, Principal Investigators (PIs) are required to submit detailed research proposals for their projects to the Pensofttech
. Usage of Pensofttech
systems and supporting services will be priced and charged in accordance with the policies dictated by the Pensofttech
. Project proposals must be submitted using the Pensofttech
Project Proposal (APP) form. The form indicates the elements taken into consideration when assessing a project proposal for the allocation of resources and services, reviewing of a project’s progress after approval, and when analyzing the project costs. Project PIs are required to submit progress reports pertaining to their project every six months, starting from the date of account creation. In addition to details of the project itself, progress reports need to include the following:
- A description of activities on Pensofttech since the previous report.
- Progress of work in relation to the work schedule as submitted with the Project Proposal.
- List of publications resulting from the project since the previous report.
- Expected completion date of the project.
- Additional resources required to complete the project.
Please note that projects will not be approved or set up without the organization/institution having submitted an “Organizational Access Application ”. All users working on the project must also submit an “Individual Access Application .” The Project Proposal, and forms are available for download .