U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE Program Seeks Advanced Computational Research Proposals for 2019

Author: 
Jim Collins, ALCF

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The U.S. Department of Energy ‘s (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains.

From April 16 to June 22, 2018, INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to pursue transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). The ALCF and OLCF are DOE Office of Science User Facilities.

Open to researchers from academia, industry and government agencies, the INCITE program will award 50 percent of the allocable time on DOE’s leadership-class supercomputers: the ALCF’s Mira and Theta systems and the OLCF’s Summit and Titan systems.

In addition to seeking traditional simulation-based projects, the call for proposals is open to projects that involve applications in the areas of data science (e.g., big data, data-intensive computing) and machine learning (e.g., deep learning, neural networks, discovery of patterns, reduced models for scientific data). Crosscutting proposals targeting the convergence of simulation, data and learning are also encouraged.

Proposals will undergo a peer 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. Additionally, applications will be evaluated for computational readiness to determine how effectively each proposed project will use the requested systems.

To submit an application or for additional details about the proposal requirements, visit proposals.doeleadershipcomputing.org. Proposals will be accepted until the call deadline of 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 22, 2018. Awards are expected to be announced in November 2018.

For more information on the INCITE program and a list of previous awards, visit www.doeleadershipcomputing.org.

INCITE and Leadership Computing Training Opportunities

The INCITE program will host instructional proposal writing webinars on May 2 and June 7, 2018. To register, visit https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2019-incite-call-for-proposals-webinar/

In addition, the ALCF is hosting its annual Computational Performance Workshop, May 15-17, 2018, to help researchers achieve and demonstrate computational readiness for their INCITE proposals. For more information, visit https://www.alcf.anl.gov/workshops/performance-workshop18

The OLCF is also offering some upcoming events designed to help users advance their research on its leadership-class systems. The OLCF’s 2018 GPU Hackathons are intended to help GPU programmers prepare and optimize their codes for the facility’s supercomputers. For more information, visit https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2018-gpu-hackathons/

From May 15-17, 2018, the annual OLCF User Meeting provides an opportunity to share computational science and engineering achievements, advance OLCF’s relationship with its user community, and highlight computational requirements for the future. For more information, visit https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2018-olcf-user-meeting/