The HECToR Service is now closed and has been superceded by ARCHER.

Technical Assessments

All applications to use the HECToR service must be accompanied by a Technical Assessment form. The form requires details of technical aspects of a project such as maximum, typical and minimum job sizes in terms of time, processors and memory, the software to be used, any CSE or dCSE help needed, and a brief justification for using the service.

The assessments are performed by the CSE team. We will check that requests are feasible (e.g. not requesting too much memory per node) and reasonable (e.g. the resources are justified for the proposed work). The team will typically contact the applicant for clarifications and then complete section 2 of the form, giving a short description of why the application is or is not appropriate for HECToR.

For more details on the application process see How to Apply for Access to HECToR.