2008 Accelerated Scientific Discovery at NCAR
Deadline: May 21, 2008
This summer NCAR will commission one of the first IBM POWER6™ computers (named bluefire) for NCAR’s Computational
and Information System Laboratory (CISL) user community. A large portion of bluefire is being reserved from September through
November 2008 for Accelerated Scientific Discovery (ASD), the successor to the Breakthrough Science (BTS)
initiative in 2007 for university and NCAR researchers in the atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences. CISL anticipates
allocating 3M GAUs (equivalent to 2.14M processor hours) for university, NCAR, and joint university/NCAR projects. ASD
projects will end on November 30, 2008.
University selection process: Projects will be reviewed and selected by the CHAP. University researchers in the atmospheric, oceanic, and closely related sciences who have received and used a large allocation at NCAR or another supercomputing center are invited to apply. An active NSF award for the proposed research (or a natural extension of the research) is required. Only one submission per research group will be accepted. Joint university/NCAR requests (with PI’s from universities and NCAR) will be reviewed by CHAP. Additional projects will be solicited and selected by GEO Program Managers at NSF.
NCAR selection process: A small number of NCAR projects will be forwarded by the NCAR Laboratory Associate Directors to the NCAR Executive Committee, which will make the final selection.
A successful proposal will:
Please email your proposal (using the ASD Form) to email@example.com as a PDF by May 21. Allocation and selection process questions may be directed to Ginger Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-497-1229. Technical questions should be addressed to email@example.com .