DEADLINE: Midnight EST, December 2, 2016
The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) has been allocated 3.5 million node hours (equivalent to approximately 50 million core hours) annually as part of the Blue Waters project. This allocation provides the GLCPC member institutions with an unprecedented opportunity to advance their programs in computation, data, and visualization intensive research and education. This Call For Proposals (CFP) describes the process for submitting a proposal to the GLCPC Allocations Committee for allocations on the Blue Waters system. Details on the Blue Waters system can be found at https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/blue-waters and http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/enabling/bluewaters.
The GLCPC is seeking innovative proposals that fall into four categories:
- Scaling studies: The scaling of codes which will operate efficiently on large numbers of parallel processors presents a number of challenges. Therefore, projects of particular interest include those that optimize and/or scale community codes to very large scales. Examples include scaling of multilevel parallel applications (MPI+OpenMP), accelerators (CUDA, OpenACC or OpenCL), I/O and data-intensive applications, or novel communication topologies.
- Multi-GLCPC-institutional projects addressing focused scientific projects. An example might be a Great Lakes Ecosystems Modeling initiative (Digital Great Lakes).
- Proposals for applications well-suited for the Blue Waters system architecture.
- Proposals from non-traditional and underserved communities.
Full details of the CFP can be found at http://www.greatlakesconsortium.org/2016cfp.html.
The GLCPC Allocations Committee anticipates 3-8 projects/allocations annually of ~50 million core hours, and is especially interested in researchers who can scale to several thousand cores or take advantage of parallel-GPU resources.
PIs are encouraged to submit proposals in Category 1 (Scaling Studies), which could reuse text from previous proposals.