The US Department of Energy has just announced its 2008 INCITE call for proposals. DOE’s Office of Science expects to award up to 250 million hours in 2008, nearly three times the total 2007 awards.
The allocations of supercomputing and data storage resources along with technical support will be made under DOE’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program for computationally intensive, large-scale research projects. The five-year old program encourages proposals from universities, other research institutions and industry. Industry is specifically solicited to propose challenging problems that may be solved using high- performance computing systems.
…For 2008, the INCITE program provides the only opportunity for researchers to request allocations on the Leadership Class Cray supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois. Other available computers are the Cray XT4 supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, and the Hewlett-Packard massively parallel system at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.