SNIC Small

SMALL allocations are available via an annual round (1 January - 31 December).
SMALL allocations can be requested at any time during this period via SUPR.

This category targets individual researchers and research groups that are not familiar with using HPC resources and would like to build experience and install applications. Also existing SNIC projects that would like to get acquainted with other compute platforms can make use of this category.

An application for a SMALL allocation usually has a limit of 5000 core hours/month that can be requested.

The table below summarizes the SNIC resources that are available for SMALL allocations. The unit used is core hours/month (ch/m).

Centre Resource Total 2021 Limit
HPC2N Kebenekaise
Kebnekaise Large Memory
200 000
  40 000
5 000
5 000
NSC Tetralith 200 000 5 000
UPPMAX Rackham 1 000 000 10 000

Read more on how to apply for access

How to apply for Small SNIC allocations

Applications for SMALL allocations can be submitted at any time. 

If you are a researcher affiliated with a Swedish higher-education institution, you can apply for a project in via SUPR, SNIC’s project management system.

The PI must be a scientist in Swedish academia, at least at the level of PhD student (doktorand).

To apply for a new project you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Register a new “Person” (only if this is your first SNIC project).
  2. Log into SUPR using your new credentials.
  3. Create a project proposal using one of the rounds called “SNIC Small [yyyy]“.
  4. Sign the SNIC User Agreement.

Step 4 is important but easy to forget. Without it your account/project will not be created.  If you have SWAMID, you can sign the User Agreement directly in the SUPR WebUI. If not, you need to send in the form via regular mail.

Once your project has been approved, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to log in etc.

Click here to go to the application form

Applications for SMALL allocations are evaluated by the centre(s) that host(s) the resource(s) on which the allocation(s) is/are requested. The evaluation is carried out by application experts and assesses the feasibility of using the requested resources efficiently.

Activity Report

The Swedish Research Council requires SNIC to provide reporting for results from all SNIC projects. To enable that, SNIC requires you to provide an activity report within three months after the end of your SNIC project. The report should be written in a maximum of 8 A4 pages set in 11pt or larger with a line spacing of at least 1.15 or similar.

The activity report must be submitted before any continuation/extension of a project can be decided.

The disposition should follow the major topics listed here:


The activity report must include an account of the major scientific achievements resulting from the use of the allocated SNIC resources in this project in relation to the project description.

Publications list

The activity report must include a list of publications resulting from this SNIC project that acknowledge the use of SNIC resources. You may include forthcoming / in press publications. Please note that publications that do not acknowledge the use of SNIC resources shall not be included in the activity report.

Academic achievements

The activity report must include achievements such as theses defended and graduate degrees completed, from this SNIC project.

SNIC e-infrastructure related developments

The activity report must include any developments related to programming, code optimization, visualization etc, from this SNIC project.

Grants and patents

The activity report must include granted financial support and/or patents, from this SNIC project.

Acknowledging SNIC

Please note that you must give SNIC credit for research facilitated by SNIC resources. Failing to comply with this requirement will have a negative impact on future allocations of compute time. SNIC should be acknowledged as follows:

"The computations/data handling/[SIMILAR] were/was enabled by resources provided by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) at [SNIC CENTRE] partially funded by the Swedish Research Council through grant agreement no. 2018-05973."