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Event Details: Webinar - Proposal writing tips for access to NSF's sustained petascale Blue Waters supercomputer

Date: Monday, February 1, 2010, 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

The National Science Foundation is currently soliciting proposals ( from researchers who are interested in tackling challenging science and engineering problems using Blue Waters, a sustained petascale supercomputer that will come online in 2011 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. In order to receive an award of time on Blue Waters through the National Science Foundation allocation process, teams must receive a pre-allocation through the current Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC) process, and the next round of PRAC proposals are due March 17.

On Feb. 1, NCSA will host a two-hour webinar to provide details about the Blue Waters system, an overview of the PRAC program, and tips on writing successful PRAC proposals. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Presenters will include Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago, and Blue Waters staff.

The webinar will begin at 11 a.m. (CST) Feb. 1. To participate, go to
and use the event password “prac.” No advance registration is required.

For more information on Blue Waters and the PRAC program, see: