From April 15 to June 21, 2019, INCITE's open call provides an opportunity for researchers to pursue transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). The ALCF and OLCF are DOE Office of Science User Facilities.
Open to researchers from academia, industry and government agencies, the INCITE programme will award up to 60% of the allocable time on DOE's leadership-class supercomputers: Summit, the OLCF's 200-petaflop IBM AC922 machine, and Theta, the ALCF's 12-petaflop Cray XC40 system. Proposals may request periods of performance from one to three years.
In addition to seeking traditional simulation-based projects, the call for proposals is open to projects that involve applications in the areas of data science - e.g., Big Data, data-intensive computing - and machine learning - e.g., deep learning, neural networks, discovery of patterns, reduced models for scientific data. Crosscutting proposals targeting the convergence of simulation, data and learning are also encouraged.
Proposals will undergo a peer review process to identify projects with the greatest potential for impact and a demonstrable need for leadership-class systems to deliver solutions to grand challenges. Additionally, applications will be evaluated for computational readiness to determine how effectively each proposed project will use the requested systems.
To submit an application or for additional details about the proposal requirements, you can visit the INCITE 2020 Proposals website. Proposals will be accepted until the call deadline of 8:00 p.m. EDT on June 21, 2019. Awards are expected to be announced in November 2019.
The INCITE programme will host instructional proposal writing webinars on May 9 and June 4, 2019. To register, you can visit the registration .
The ALCF hosts a variety of training events designed to help researchers prepare and improve their codes for the facility's supercomputers, including the ALCF Computational Performance Workshop - April 30-May 2, 2019; the Simulation, Data and Learning Workshop - October 2019; and the ALCF Developers Sessions which are monthly webinars. For more information, you can visit the ALCF training page.
The OLCF is also offering some upcoming events designed to help users advance their research on its leadership-class systems. The OLCF's 2019 GPU Hackathons are intended to help GPU programmers prepare and optimize their codes for the facility's supercomputers. For more information, you can visit the OLCF GPU Hackathons page.
From May 21 to 23, 2019, the annual OLCF User Meeting provides an opportunity to share computational science and engineering achievements, advance OLCF's relationship with its user community, and highlight computational requirements for the future.