2012 INCITE Call for Proposals for large-scale, computationally intensive projects

We would like to make you aware that the call for proposals for the U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program 2013 is now open.

The INCITE program targets large-scale, computationally intensive projects that would not be possible or productive without petascale computing. Consequently applicants for this program must present evidence that their proposed production simulations can make effective use of a significant fraction, in most cases 20 percent or more, of the machine for which resources are being requested – this typically means that the minimum starting point for consideration is to have simulations that can make effective use of the whole of CSCS flagship facility the Cray XE6 “Monte Rosa” or some equivalent system.

Details of the call for proposals are available at the following webpage »

Potential applicants should visit the FAQ page » for the INCITE call.

In particular applicants should pay attention to these questions

4. Who is eligible to participate in INCITE?

6. How are INCITE projects chosen?

12. What constitutes a “computationally intensive” research project?

13. Can I meet the computationally intensive criterion by loosely coupling my jobs?

17. Are foreign researchers and teams eligible to apply?

This year potential interested parties can register for a webinar on the proposal process with question and answer session on April 24th 2012. Details can be found here »

Information on the machines available in this call are provided on this web page » and include a Cray XK6 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an IBM BlueGene/Q at Argonne National Laboratory – the combined theoretical peak of these two machines will be in the order of 30 petaflop/s.

This INCITE call expects to award between 3 and 6 billion core-hours or equivalent to successful applicants in 2013, with average project allocations of around 50 to 100 million core hours (with the potential for the largest projects to receive as much as 300 million core hours).

The closing date for this call is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (this converts to 5:59 a.m. CEST on Thursday, June 28, 2012).