900 million processor-hours awarded in 2009 DOE INCITE round

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Last week the United States Department of Energy announced their sixth annual round of large HPC allocation awards

“From understanding the makeup of our universe to protecting the quality of life here on earth, the computational science now possible using DOE’s supercomputers touches all of our lives,” said DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond Orbach, who launched INCITE in 2003. “By dedicating time on these supercomputers to carefully selected projects, we are advancing scientific research in ways we could barely envision 10 years ago, improving our national competitiveness.”

The allocations of supercomputing and data storage resources will be made under DOE’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program, which supports computationally intensive, large-scale research projects.  After a selection process that included a peer-review of each proposal for scientific merit and computational readiness, nearly 900 million processor-hours are being awarded to 25 new projects and 41 renewal projects.  Access to DOE’s supercomputers will allow cutting-edge research to be carried out in weeks or months, rather than years or decades.

You can find out more, with specifics on the projects receiving allocations, here.