Getting a Project on SeaWulf

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Researchers, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: High Performance Computing
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Postdocs, Researchers, Staff, Students
Last Updated: July 02, 2019


  • Must be submitted as PDF attachments through IACS Account Requests.
  • Can only be made by Stony Brook University faculty, Brookhaven National Lab staff, or New York State companies.
    • Stony Brook faculty may submit requests regardless of their department affiliation or source of funding.
  • Will be made public.
  • Should be no longer than one page, including graphics.

Your request will be reviewed by committee. If approved, a project number will be sent to the email address provided in the submission.  If we're not able to accomodate you, we'll follow up with you and figure out a solution.

Required Information

Requests should provide the following information:

Usage Description

Include a brief description of your project, course, or other use case that justifies your access to SeaWulf.  Detailed technical information is not necessary.

Computational Resources

Please provide your best estimates of the following:

  • How much RAM a computational job will use
  • How many GPUs a typical job will use, if any
  • How many compute nodes you expect a job to use at once
  • How long you expect a typical job to run for


If you would like specific software packages installed, please list them in your project request.  You can request software to be installed at any time, but doing so here will speed up the process.

Disk Space

Describe approximately how much disk storage your project will need and whether or not the default storage configuration will suite your needs. By default, all Seawulf users receive a 20 GB home directory where files are backed up and never deleted and a 20 TB scratch directory where files are not backed up and deleted after 30 days. If you require additional long term storage or storage that all users of your group can read and write to, describe how much additional space you need. See here for more information about what we can offer.

User Accounts

Please provide the full name and NetID of each user in your group who will need SeaWulf access, including yourself.  You can request access for more users later on, but doing so from the outset will simplify the process.


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