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NERSC Initiative for Scientific Exploration (NISE) 2011 Awards


Summary of the 2011 NISE awards.

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 2011 are:

  • 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 for 2011 as of March are listed on the next pages.