Mission Statement

The Resource Allocation Service (RAS) will build on XSEDE’s current allocation processes and evolve to meet the challenges presented by new types of resources to be allocated via XSEDE, new computing and data modalities to support increasingly diverse research needs, and large-scale demands from the user community for limited XSEDE-allocated resources.

Goals, Metrics & KPIs

Area KPITargetSubgoal
Mean rating of user satisfaction with allocations process (1-5 point Likert scale)4 of 5/ qtrSustain - Provide excellent user support
Mean rating of user satisfaction with XRAS (1-5 point Likert scale)4 of 5/ qtrSustain – Provide reliable, efficient, and secure infrastructure

Project KPIsTarget
Mean rating of user satisfaction with allocations process and support services (1-5 point Likert scale)4 of 5 / yr
Percentage of research requests successful (not rejected)85.0% / qtr

Mean composite availability of core services (geometric mean of critical services and XRAS)**


*This Project KPI is a joint effort with Operations 

Leadership Team

Dave HartNational Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)Directordhart@ucar.edu
Sonia NayakSan Diego Supercomputer CenterProject managers1nayak@sdsc.edu
Nathan TolbertNational Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)A3M managertolbert@illinois.edu
Ken HackworthPittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)APP managerhackworth@psc.edu

Communication & Meetings

RAS-MGMT Meetings — The RAS management team (L2 director, L3 managers, project manager, XSEDE evaluator) meets biweekly

RAS Sprint Planning — Every other Monday, 8:30 am MT

RAS Backlog Refinement — Every other Wednesday, 10 am MT

RAS Planning Meeting – Sep 22-23, 2016

RAS Planning Meeting 2017

RAS Planning Meeting 2018

XSEDE Development Coordination

SP Communications & Contacts

Google Drive folders for RAS

XSEDE Google Drive space should be used as a shared workspace for collaboration and temporary files. All documents that belong in the official XSEDE archive should be entered into IDEALS.  Contact Leslie Froeschel to submit a document to IDEALS.

New Staff Orientation

XSEDE New Staff Guide

RAS Staff Onboarding, Feb 2020

Groups and Projects