Manage Your Projects and Allocations

Go to the Allocations/Usage page in the XSEDE User Portal (XUP) to manage your allocation.

This page contains instructions and information on managing XSEDE projects and their associated allocations. A project may have more than one resource allocation, but that resource allocation will only belong to one project. PIs, Co-PIs and Allocation Managers may add others to an allocation, delegate additional allocation managers, request renewals, apply for extensions as well as continuously monitor SU burn rate and storage usage.

List Your Projects

Click on "My XSEDE"->Allocations/Usage to list all your projects and corresponding resource allocations.

Figure 1. Manage allocations in XUP

View Project Usage

For each project listed, authorized users can view project usage (Figure 2.), monitoring storage, SUs used, and the SU burn rate.

Figure 2. View Project Usage

PIs and allocation managers can also view usage per project member and can download this information in graphical (Figure 3.) as well as CSV format (Figure 4.) formats.

Figure 3. Allocation usage graph example

Figure 4. Allocation user report example

Manage Users

Authorized users (PIs, Co-PIs and Allocation Managers) will see the "Manage Users" option (Figure 5.). Click this to add and delete project members, and add users to and from an allocation.

Figure 5. Manage Users

Add User/s to a Allocation

PIs may also authorize additional users to help manage their projects by designating allocation managers. A allocation manager has control over all the resource allocations on that project.

Figure 6. Manage Users Screenshot

Add User/s to a Allocation

To add users to an allocated resource, go to the Add User Page (Figure 7.). Any users you wish to add must already have created their own XUP portal account. Lookup users by their XUP portal id and then submit by batch if needed.

Contact the XSEDE Help Desk for additional assistance.

Figure 7. Add Users to Project

Renew or Extend Allocation Duration

PIs, Co-PIs & Allocation Managers may apply to renew or extend allocations within the XSEDE Resource Allocations System (XRAS) system. When logged into XUP click on "Allocations", then "Submit/Review Request" to proceed.

Renew Allocation

The renewal process is similar to the new allocation process. PIs are expected to renew Research allocation requests after the expiration of their current allocations. A renewal must provide a Progress Report document describing how the prior year's allocation was used along with a listing of any publications (published, accepted, submitted or in preparation) that resulted from the prior year's allocation. In most cases, Startup allocations will not be renewed; a Research request should be submitted. Startup allocations are generally not appropriate for projects that have already received Research allocations.

Extend Allocation

To manage XSEDE resources, it is important that PIs correctly identify their needs and realize that their awarded allocation is fixed. Nevertheless, through an Extension or Supplement request, a PI may request an extension of the duration period or request a supplement to their allocation under reasonable conditions.

For additional policies and instructions please view the NSF Resource Allocations Policies.

Last update: September 11, 2016