ALCF Early Science Program to Award Cycles on Next-Generation IBM Blue Gene


The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility is now accepting proposals for time allocations on its next-generation, 10 petaflop IBM Blue Gene system. Allocations through the Early Science Program (ESP) are for preproduction hours (between system installation and full production) beginning in early 2012. More than four billion core hours are available.

To ensure the success of these early projects, ESP awardees will receive significant support from the ALCF staff of computational scientists and performance engineers, plus additional assistance from program postdocs.

Proposals are due April 29, 2010, and must include a detailed plan for the science to be accomplished plus a description of the application development that would be done. For full details or to submit your proposal, visit