GRICAD offers services related to scientific
computing and data. The unit manages its own
infrastructure and participates in the site's infrastructure.
Access to GRICAD's own services is open to all academic researchers
from the EPE Université Grenoble Alpes (see
below for eligibility).
Details about access policy are provided below.
Access to services policy
GRICAD's services are freely accessible to all
academic researchers at the Grenoble site of a EPE
UGA institution and to all their collaborators in
the context of research projects (except for
audiovisual production services which are subject to pricing).
They may also be open to the private sector on an ad hoc basis in
certain cases, in particular in the case of joint
research projects with academic researchers, or within the
framework of the SIMSEO initiative in
which GRICAD and MaiMoSiNe are partners.
Access to infrastructures is subject to the
acceptance of IT charters.
Platforms may be shut down for maintenance or in the case of
incidents. The service may deteriorate during
university holidays, and support service is not
provided on weekends and public holidays.
Access is free, in the event of heavy use, we encourage
financial and human participation for these shared infrastructures:
- Purchase of servers (computing, storage)
- Purchase of computing hours
- Operating or investment financing
- Assistance to teams in charge of infrastructure administration and/or support
How to access the infrastructures ?
Depending on your situation, the terms and
conditions are as follows. As a reminder, the
request for an access account is made via
the user portal.
You lead a new project
You do not have an access account. You must first request a
GRICAD access account. Your eligibility will be verified at
that time. You will also need to accept
the user policy.
You already have an access account
You must then establish a request to create a
project with which a project group will be
associated. You can then add members to your project
group at will and grant access rights to the
corresponding computing resources. The conditions
for creating and renewing projects are described in
the following paragraph (Project Management).
You are a user wishing to join a project
You do not have an access account. You must first
request a GRICAD access account. Your eligibility
will be verified at that time. You will also need to
accept the user policy.
You already have an access account. You must ask the
project manager to add you to his or her
group project. The list of projects and project leaders can be
obtained in your personal space.
Project leaders must, at least once a year and for
each project, carry out an update which consists of:
In return, GRICAD will provide an assessment of
possible consumptions and advice. For projects that
have not been updated, they will be disabled: users
who are members of the relevant project group will
no longer be able to access the resources associated
with this project.
- Validate the list of logins associated with the project
Provide GRICAD with a list of publications,
images or information related to the calculation project
In the case of a project that consumes a lot
of common resources (qualification decided by
provide an activity report that can be included
in any reporting document produced by GRICAD.
Depending on the user's situation, his request is
examined by one or more referents of the
COMUT GRICAD according to the table below:
The referents judge the adequacy of the request and
grant access to resources. The university applicant is
a permanent member of his or her laboratory. The user
can be a temporary member (doctoral, post-doc) or a
collaborator of a permanent member.
| Member of a EPE UGA laboratory
|| Scientific and technical managers from the COMUT
| External academic member
|| Home mesocentre manager + referents (sc. &
tech.) of the scientific pole concerned
| Member of a company
|| Company cell = 1 manager MaiMoSiNE + 2
managers (scientific and technical GRICAD)