Allocation Proposals for Time on Blue Waters

NSF seeks a new round of compelling science and engineering projects that require petascale computing resources.

The US National Science Foundation's Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC) program is soliciting proposals for projects to run on the NSF-funded Blue Waters supercomputer at the University of Illinois. The goal of the project is to “open up new possibilities in science and engineering by providing computational capability that makes it possible for investigators to tackle much larger and more complex research challenges across a wide spectrum of domains.”

According to the announcement from PRAC, “Proposers must show compelling science or engineering challenges that require petascale computing resources. Proposers must also be prepared to demonstrate that they have science or engineering research problems that require and can effectively exploit the petascale computing capabilities offered by Blue Waters. Proposals from or including junior researchers are encouraged, as one of the goals of this solicitation is to build a community capable of using petascale computing.”

The proposal deadline for the next round of allocations is April 4, 2016. See the announcement at the NSF website for more information.