Users may request an Advance Reservation to reserve resources (cores, nodes or memory) on Polaris at some date in the future. Advance Reservations are not intended to bypass the queues, but to provide guaranteed access to resources for specific purposes, perhaps for a training course or for work which can only be carried out interactively.

Just like a job, a reservation can last for a maximum of 48 hours. This form will be sent to your local N8HPC support team who will assess your request and contact you to confirm your requirements.

Please note that requests are not guaranteed to be fulfilled and that we require at least one week’s notice to carry out the necessary checks and schedule the reservation.

Advance Reservations

  • This form is to request an advance reservation for resources on Polaris, the N8 HPC service.