LiU-course: Project Course in Applied Physics, CDIO TFYA99
TFYA99 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. The course runs all of HT2023 (which includes some time into January). The students doing the computational project in this course 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-2022-29.
This year we have 1 project group with 6 students.
Total resource usage is quite limited, but depends on the number of students and their skills. Last year we used 46.7 % of the allocation of 1 kcore-h/month, total of 3 kcore-h.
Since the course is already ongoing, it would be convenient if the project can start as soon as possible already in September, but at least October 1 if possible? (I apologize for the short notice). I suggest a quota of 1000 core-h/month for Oct 2022 - Jan 2023 but would also be ok with stricter limits if necessary. I've marked the duration to be 5 months for the absolute maximum length to be (what is left of) Sept - Jan inclusive.
Also: I'm aware of the plans to migrate Sigma to EL9 during the autumn and promise I take upon myself to guide the students through any eventual difficulties related to this.