Applying for resources

The upcoming deadlines for resource applications:

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020, at 10 am
Monday, June 15th, 2020, at 10 am
Monday, July 6th, 2020, at 10 am
Monday, August 3rd, 2020, at 10 am
Monday, August 24th, 2020, at 10 am

These deadlines are for resource applications of Size L for Academic projects. Smaller applications and applications for Commercial projects are handled continuously.

You can apply for your project additional resources by filling in an application form in the customer portal. See application instructions.

The need of billing units (BU) should be estimated for the period of 3–6 months. The maximum grant is 5 million billing units. You may use granted resources on all services that consume billing units.

See the principles of allocating resources for information about how resources are granted for academic projects.

Storage space for projects

Every project has by default 10 TiB storage space on Allas and little over 1 TiB on Puhti cluster. On Puhti every project can have up to 1.1 million files. If you hit these limits, it is possible to increase them. Send the following information to us:

  • Project code (e.g. ay1888, 2000040)
  • Quota that you want to increase (e.g. Puhti Scratch)
  • Requested new quota (TiB or number of files)

Our email address is

Default quotas:

Service and disk area Capacity Files
Allas 10 TiB  
Puhti Scratch 1 TiB 1 000 000
Puhti ProjAppl 50 GiB 100 000


Other Resources

Grid usage

Grid usage is possible by applying for a server certificate and authorized access to grid networks provided by CSC (e.g. FGCI, NorduGrid, PRACE).

Getting a grid certificate »

Database service

CSC's database service provides researchers a possibility to create their own MySQL databases. The application form for the database service always relates to customer's computing project. See user instructions at Kaivos database service user guide.

 Application form for database service (PDF)

Language Bank of Finland

Language Bank of Finland gives access to linguistic research material and software. For further information see the linguistics home page.

Does your project require exceptionally large computing resouces?

See Grand Challenge Proposals »