Access to Cirrus for researchers at Scottish academic institutions

Researchers at Scottish academic institutions can get free access to Cirrus for their research. This can be either a small amount of time for test access or larger amounts for production-type runs.

Note: If you wish to include Cirrus access in a grant application you should use the grant process rather than this method.

Note: Only researchers in Scottish academic institutions are eligible.

Note: Typically, only one Scottish Access application will be funded per researcher. Short, trial-access, projects can be converted into longer access with larger resources if the trial is successful.

Resources Available

We would expect applications for test access to be a maximum of around 15,000 CPU-h or 600 GPU-h and production access to be for a maximum of 1,000,000 CPU-h or 40,000 GPU-h.

Test access will be for 6 months and production access for 1 year.

Application Procedure

A Cirrus Scottish Academic Access Technical Assessment Form should be completed by you and sent to the Cirrus Service Desk.

The Cirrus CSE service will evaluate the technical feasibility of the project and this will be passed to Cirrus management for approval.