Call for Proposals: Allocations on the Blue Waters HPC System

posted on September 30, 2014

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) has issued a Call for Proposals for allocations on the Blue Waters system. Information about this system can be found on the National Center for Computing Applications website.

Proposals should focus on the scale and unique capabilities of the Blue Waters system. Projects that could be completed on one of the other NSF-sponsored systems as part of the XSEDE program are not encouraged for Blue Waters allocations.

The GLCPC is seeking innovation proposals that fall into four categories:
• Scaling studies
• Multi-GLCPC-institutional projects addressing focused scientific projects.
• Proposals for applications well-suited to the Blue Waters system architecture.
• Proposals from non-traditional and underserved communities.

The GLCPC anticipates 3-8 projects/allocations annually.

The deadline for allocation proposals is midnight EST November 3, 2014. The review process is expected to be complete by early January 2015, and allocations will be available for use beginning April 1, 2015. Allocations will expire after one year.

The Call for Proposals can be found on the GLCPC website. It includes eligibility information, submission instructions, and the proposal format:

Blue Waters Call for Proposals