LiU-course: Project Course in Applied Physics, CDIO TFYA99
TFYA99 (previously TFYA92) is an undergraduate project course given for, primarily, civil engineering program students at the very end of their education. It offers a computational project run for 1-2 small student groups, in total 5-15 students. The course runs all of HT2021 (which includes some time into January) and the project tasks relevant to this application starts in October with a hands-on exercise, and the usage goes on from then over the rest of the fall term.
The students taking the computational project develop a molecular dynamics code and run it on a fairly large data set. Last year the students performed these runs on Sigma using allocation LiU-compute-2020-20. This generally worked well and was a well-received part of the course. Hence, we hope to be allowed a similarly sized small allocation for this year.
The usage last year was:
- October: 60 core-h
- November: 20 core-h
- December: 470 core-h
- January: 670 core-h
For this year we hope to help the students organize their projects so that they can move the bulk of the work somewhat earlier, but the total amount of needed resources is expected to be more or less the same.
I request the project start to be in September so that we get access to the project directory and can setup student accounts at the course start. However, for September our usage will be tiny, < 10 core-h. Beyond that it would be convenient if we may have a quota of 1000 core-h/month for the rest of the months so we can see how the usage lands this year, but if necessary, we would be happy also with stricter limits.