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Call for Proposals: High-Impact Science at Scale on Cori

June 13, 2017 by Richard Gerber


2018 call

NERSC is seeking proposals to conduct high-impact science campaigns using NERSC’s Cori supercomputer at scale.  Up to 400 million NERSC Hours in total will be awarded to research teams addressing scientific problems that require the computing capability of Cori’s 9,688 Xeon Phi “Knight’s Landing” (KNL) nodes. A successful proposal would require the use of at least 2,000 KNL nodes to solve a problem, with a preference for proposals that exploit Cori’s unique capabilities (e.g., using all or most of the KNL nodes, perhaps in combination with the burst buffer).

The number of awarded projects will be determined based on the number and quality of responses. Time awarded through this program will be available for use from July 1, 2017 through January 8, 2018. (Note that a new repository will be created for this campaign; awards are not intended to simply augment an existing project.)

 To fill out the online response form you will need to enter:

  • PI name, institution, and email address

  • Short description of the scientific result you hope to achieve and its relevance to the DOE Office of Science mission, which includes advancing the state of the art in large-scale scientific computation and data analytics

  • Description of your code and evidence that it is capable of running efficiently at scale on KNL

  • Requirements from NERSC (e.g., software libraries, tools, workflow support)

  • NERSC Hours requested

  • Data requirements beyond those provided by default

  • Proposed usage timeline (can be an approximate estimate, but please include any known deadlines)

To apply, enter the above information at the following form: 

Responses will be accepted on an ongoing basis, but evaluation of submitted proposals will begin on July 11, 2017. Allocation awards made through this program are valid through January 8, 2018.