5 Billion Core-Hours Up for Grabs: INCITE’s Call for Proposals

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incite_on_black-555x300The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. As part of its mission, INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to make transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility centers, operated by the US Department of Energy Office of Science.

The winning proposals will receive awards of time on Mira, the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q at the Argonne National Laboratory, and Titan, the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. INCITE will allocate more than 5 billion core-hours on these DOE leadership-class supercomputers in 2015, with average awards per project expected to be on the order of tens to hundreds of millions of core-hours. Proposals may be for up to three years.

Open to US- and non-US-based researchers, the INCITE program seeks research proposals for capability computing: production simulations—including ensembles—that use a large fraction of the LCF systems or require the unique LCF architectural infrastructure for high-performance computing projects that cannot be performed anywhere else.

Proposals are due June, 27, 2014. Read the Full Story.