Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that proposals are now being accepted for the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program, which supports high-impact scientific advances through the use of the DOE Leadership Computing Facilities located at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. By providing some of the world’s most powerful supercomputing resources, INCITE enables researchers to address some of the toughest challenges in science and engineering. Researchers are currently using this supercomputing time to generate complex simulations to accelerate discoveries in key areas such as climate change, alternative energy, biology, and materials sciences.
INCITE applications will undergo a peer review process to assess scientific merit and to identify research projects that would not be possible or productive without the computing capabilities and computational support available through DOE leadership-class supercomputing facilities at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
In 2010 more than a billion processing hours were awarded to 69 projects, with an annual average allocation of 23 million processor hours. In its eighth year, the 2011 INCITE program will grant scientists and engineers at universities, industry, national laboratories and other research organizations across the world access to lightning-fast high-performance computing systems not commonly available in academia or the private sector.
To submit an application, please visit http://hpc.science.doe.gov. Applicants can request allocations for one to three years. Researchers may submit INCITE proposals until June 30. Award recipients are expected to be announced in November 2010. Approximately 1.6 billion supercomputer processor hours will be awarded in 2011 through the INCITE program.
To learn more about the INCITE progrom, visit /ascr/facilities/incite.