NISE is a mechanism used for allocating the NERSC reserve (10% of the total allocation). It is a competitive allocation administered by NERSC staff and management. Criteria used in 2010 were:
- A new research area not covered by the existing ERCAP proposal: this could be a tangential research project or a tightly coupled supplemental research initiative.
- New programming techniques that take advantage of multicore compute nodes by using OpenMP, Threads, UPC or CAF: this could include modifying existing codes, creating new applications or testing the performance and scalability of multicore programming techniques.
- Developing new algorithms that increase your ability to do your science (e.g. run at higher scale, incorporate new physics)
Awarded projects are listed on the next pages.