The Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA) Extreme Computing Initiative has announced the opening of proposals for its 2010-2011 allocations process
The DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative (DECI) is a scheme through which European computational scientists can apply for single-project access to world-leading computational resources in the European HPC infrastructure, operated by DEISA, for a period of up to 10 months. DECI enables European researchers to obtain access to the most powerful national computing resources in Europe, regardless of their country of origin or work and to enhance the impact of European science and technology at the highest level. Through an open, competitive call, a number of capability computing projects will be selected on the basis of innovation and scientific excellence. These projects must deal with complex, demanding, innovative simulations that would not be possible without the DEISA infrastructure, and which would benefit from the exceptional resources of the Consortium. In addition to offering access to computing resources, DEISA offers applications-enabling assistance from experts at the leading European HPC centres to enable projects to be run on the most appropriate platforms in the DEISA consortium. Projects supported by DECI will be chosen on the basis of innovation potential, scientific excellence and relevance criteria. Priority will be given to proposals that promote collaborative research, either at a cross- national or cross-disciplinary level. Further, proposals from PIs that have yet to benefit from DECI compute and applications enabling resources may be given preference. Proposals selected under this call will be given access to the infrastructure for applications enabling and test runs from 1 Jul 2010 and for production runs from 1 October 2010 to 30 April 2011.
Proposals are due Feb 16, 2010. More info here.