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ALCC Awards 4.45M Compute Hours at NERSC to 16 Projects

August 6, 2020

Sixteen research teams have been awarded a total of 4.45 million compute hours at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) through the 2020-2021 DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research’s Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC). The projects range from modeling in fusion energy and Earth systems research to large-scale simulations in materials science and quantum chromodynamics.

Each year, the ALCC program awards researchers computing hours at NERSC, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, and the Argonne Leadership Computing. The program grants the one-year allotments to scientists from industry, academia, and national laboratories whose work emphasizes high-risk, high-reward simulations in energy-related fields.

For the 2020-2021 ALCC campaign, 96 proposals were submitted, requesting an aggregate total of more than 350 million node-hours. A total of 60 projects received awards. For more details about each project and their respective ALCC compute hour awards, see this DOE Office of Science fact sheet.

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NERSC serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.