The CHPC provides allocations to users on a quarterly basis. Those allocations, which are provided at no cost, make use of ‘free’ cycles (cycles on hardware purchased by the CHPC, or by users, that are not being used by whoever purchased the hardware). If you get an account during a quarter, you can still apply for a quick allocation during that quarter. Jobs that are running on free cycles may be interrupted if the person who purchased the hardware submits a job.
If you purchase hardware that is installed at the CHPC you will have primary access to cycles provided by that hardware, and your jobs will take precedence over other jobs that either currently running or waiting to run.
The USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies will invest in hardware purchases at the CHPC to provide an allocation that can be used by USU faculty and students. A USU CHPC User Advisory Group will make decisions about how that allocation will be divided among USU users.