In order to obtain a resource grant user must specify their requirements, clusters they are interested in and justify their need for resources.
In "Granty" menu go to "Moje granty" submenu containing an overview all of your grants sorted by status, like in the picture below.
To apply for a proper grant use the green button "Dodaj nowy grant". It will take you to the first step of the grant form.
User must specify the following information:
Move to the next step using the button "Przejdź do kroku drugiego".
In the second step you must create grant documentation. It consists of two parts:
In order to create grant documentation use the button "Edytuj szkic" in the top right corner.
Basic grant settings
|Start date - Data rozpoczęcia||Date when you want grant resources to become available (allocation process may take up to 2 weeks).|
|End date - Data zakończenia|
Date until which you want to use the grant resources.
It is best if grant duration is at most one year. Otherwise the resource administrators reserve the right to shorten the grant duration time.
|Grant is a continuation of a previous one|
- Grant jest kontynuacją innego grantu
In case you want to continue research started in a previous grant (the topics are the same but the old grant has expired) tick this option. Using it may help shorten the allocation process.
Provide ID of the previous grant in the next field. You may also copy the old grant's description.
|Preferred clusters - Preferowane ośrodki dla grantu|
Pick a cluster (or clusters) where you want to conduct your research at - write its name using the following cluster list:
Administrators of the sites you picked will be asked to provide resources - they may, but do not have to do it.
Planned research description
|Research topic - Temat grantu||Summarize your research topic in one sentence.|
Research goal - Cel badań naukowych
|Description of planned research.|
Supercomputer resource justification
|Explain why you need to use supercomputer resources. You can briefly describe required resources what applications or services you may need.|
|Expected results - Spodziewany rezultat badań||User should provides information about planned publications, posters or conferences where you will share the research results.|
|Middleware - Sposób korzystania z grantu (middleware)|
Pick middleware you want to use.
If you want to use a cluster directly via a batch system, pick "lokalnie na klastrze".
If you are unsure pick "zdecyduję później".
In editing mode, after filling the grant documentation, use the plus button in order to pick the types of resources you want to use.
There are 3 available types of resources:
After clicking on the plus icon, a window with iconic buttons representing resource types will pop up. Click on the icons of resources you want to use (be patiient, marking the icon may take some time) and click the green button "Gotowe".
After picking the resource types user is taken back to the grant draft. For every resource type they picked a new tab shows. In these tabs the user needs to specify resource details.
You must fill all of fields in all tabs. The fields regarding resources description (resource metrics) are describes in page metryki zasobów (in Polish).
If a grant request is not filled thoroughly it will be sent back to user in order to complete the request. That could extend the waiting time. In case of any question or difficulties seek for help via Helpdesk PLGrid.
After filling the whole grant request form you can send to it PLGrid using the button "Wyślij do PLGrid" (middle button on top of the page). Your request will then be sent to resource administrators and you will be informed about resource allocation process via e-mail notifications.
At this point it is not possible for you to edit your grant request unless you are asked to do so by PLGrid Operations staff or you ask to have it edited via Helpdesk.
After you receive an offer, you will have to make a decision whether to accept or negotiate it.
Other options available at the top button menu are:
After you receive an e-mail notification informing about resource allocation you will have to decide whether you accept the allocation or wish to negotiate it.
Before accepting the allocation check the whole grant offer including all the tabs and OLAs (grants in particular clusters), to make sure it suits your needs. Pay attention to clusters you have been offered and resources in these clusters.