ALCC Program

ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) Program

The ALCC program allocates resources to projects with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas directly related to the DOE mission and for broadening the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources. The DOE conducts a peer review of all proposals based on scientific and technical merit of the project; appropriateness of the proposed method or approach; competency and adequacy of personnel and proposed resources; and the reasonableness and appropriateness of the proposed allocation request. The yearlong allocation cycle runs from July 1 to June 30.

For more information, visit the ALCC webpage.

  • Eligibility: Available to researchers in academia, industry, and other research institutions. DOE sponsorship is not required.

  • Review process: DOE conducts a peer review of all proposals based on scientific and/or technical merit of the project; appropriateness of the proposed method or approach; competency/adequacy of personnel and proposed resources; reasonableness and appropriateness of proposed allocation request.

  • Application period: Ongoing. Awards cycles run July 1 to June 30.

  • Award size: Low to high millions of core-hours

  • Award duration: 1 year

  • Total percent of ALCF resources allocated: 30%