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INCITE-ful proposals now being accepted

Proposals are now being accepted for the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) programme. INCITE will allocate more than five billion core-hours on leadership-class supercomputers in 2014.

INCITE enables transformational advances in science and technology for computationally intensive, large-scale research projects through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) centres, operated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.

INCITE seeks research enterprises for capability computing: production simulations – including ensembles – that use a large fraction of the LCF systems or require the unique LCF architectural infrastructure for high-impact projects that cannot be performed anywhere else to address some of the toughest challenges in science and engineering.

INCITE is currently soliciting proposals of research for awards of time on the 27-petaflop Cray XK7 'Titan' and the 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q 'Mira' beginning Calendar Year (CY) 2014. Average awards per project for CY 2014 are expected to be on the order of tens to hundreds of millions of core-hours. Proposals may be for up to three years.

The INCITE programme is open to US- and non-US-based researchers and research organisations needing large allocations of computer time, supporting resources and data storage. Applications undergo a two-phase review process to identify projects with the greatest potential for impact and a demonstrable need for leadership-class systems to deliver solutions to grand challenges.

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