The National Center for Supercomputing Applications' (NCSA) Blue Waters Project has announced a new sub-allocation category called “Broadening Participation." This new category is open to faculty and research staff at US academic institutions who have not previously been a PI on a research allocation on the Blue Waters system and who are in one or more of the following categories:
- Institutions categorized as Minority Serving Institutions
- Institutions within EPSCoR jurisdictions
- PIs who are women, underrepresented minorities, veterans, or people with disabilities
- Researchers and scholars in humanities, arts, or social sciences
Blue Waters allocations are intended for parallel computational and data analysis research problems that require the unique capabilities of the Blue Waters system, such as total memory, data size or bandwidth, or the computational and data scale of the system. Project proposals are expected to demonstrate that no other computing resource is better suited for the proposed problem.
Requests for Broadening Participation allocations may be for up to 200,000 node-hours (approximately 6.4 million core hours) for, at most, one year. Projects will be judged on the basis of their scientific merit, suitability for Blue Waters, and demonstrated need for the unique capabilities of Blue Waters. Requests must be submitted by March 15, 2018. Award notifications will be announced early April 2018. Apply here.
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