Request for Proposals for Biomolecular Simulations at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center


The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is soliciting proposals for computer time for biomolecular simulations on Anton, designed by D.E. Shaw Research (DESRES). A next-generation Anton machine (Anton 2) will be installed in Fall 2016, replacing the original Anton system that is currently in production use at PSC (Anton 1). This Anton 2 system will be approximately 4 times faster than Anton 1 and nearly 100 times faster than the previous state of the art. Anton 2 will also support simulations containing nearly 5 times as many atoms as Anton 1 (~700,000 atoms). The machine will be made available without cost by DESRES for non-commercial research use by universities and other not-for-profit institutions and will be hosted by PSC.

The deadline for applications is 11:50pm EDT, Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Detailed application instructions.