NCMAS 2021 Call for Australia Supercomputer Access Open Until Oct. 26

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The call for time on Australia’s largest supercomputers opens today and will remain open until 26 October 2020. The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) is the allocation scheme for access to Australian national supercomputing facilities for meritorious research.

The NCMAS provides access, based on research and computational merit, for researchers at Australian universities and publicly funded research agencies. For the 2021 round over 350 million service units will be available.

The 2021 round will allocate time for researchers on NCI Australia’s Gadi, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s Magnus, The University of Queensland FlashLite and The Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE).

This year, NCMAS will be participating in a National Trial of Anonymising Grant Proposals from the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador. This Trial aims to assess whether the anonymised review of allocation proposals reduces unconscious bias in STEM grant programs.

This research project will provide important data on the effectiveness of anonymising proposals to improve equity. The results will provide a strong evidence base to inform government and the STEM sector to take action on processes that are more equitable in future.

Further information and the application: