The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory solicits proposals for large allocations of computing resources. A new program of computing allocations entitled Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) will award a total of 4.5 million processor hours and 100 terabytes of mass storage on the systems described at http://www.nersc.gov/. The program seeks computationally intensive research projects of large scale, with no requirement of current Department of Energy sponsorship, that can make high-impact scientific advances through the use of a large allocation of computer time and data storage at the NERSC facility. A small number of large awards is anticipated.
Successful proposals will describe high-impact scientific research in terms suitable for peer review in the area of research and also appropriate for general scientific review comparing them with proposals in other disciplines. Applicants must also present evidence that they can make effective use of a major fraction of the 6,656 of processors of the main high performance computing facility at NERSC. Applicant codes must be demonstrably ready to run in a massively parallel manner on that computer (the IBM SP, Seaborg).
Eligibility: Principal investigators engaged in scientific research with the intent to publish results in the open peer-reviewed literature are eligible. This program specifically encourages proposals from universities and other research institutions without any requirement of current sponsorship by the Office of Science of the Department of Energy, which sponsors the NERSC Center.