Grant up to 100,000 core hours is available. Allows students access to modeling in support of their Ph.D. research, provide allocations in support of seed grants for post docs and new faculty. Requirements are:
Must work in the atmospheric sciences
Their work does not lie within the scope of an associated NSF grant
University investigators can apply under an associated NSF grant
Grants average 10 million core hours for 4-6 non-CESM projects each year
Preference given to collaborative group efforts
Two thirds of available CSL allocations are awarded to the 12 CESM Working Groups
Allocations to the community are managed by the CESM Working Groups
External HPC Options Available to Both NCAR & University Researchers
There are other options for high performance computing available to both NCAR and university researchers. These include the XSEDE User Portal and agency specific computing, such as DOE, DOD and NASA high-performance computing.
XSEDE is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise. XSEDE resources are broadly categorized as High Performance Computing, High Throughput Computing, Visualization, Storage and Data Services.
Principal investigator (PI) must be a researcher or educator at a U.S. based institution, including federal research labs or commercial organizations
Investigators from NCAR can only apply if NCAR does not provide resources of adequate scope
Investigators with support from any funding source, not just NSF, can apply
Will accept any size re quest
Federal Agency (DOE, NASA, etc.) High Performance Computers
Federal agencies such as DOE, DOD, NASA, etc. offer high performance computing access to researchers with funded projects through those agencies through a peer review process
NASA High End Computing – Science Mission Directorate
Allocation decisions depend on user requests and time available
In 2013, 39 ALCC grants ranged from 3 to 250 million process hours
In 2014, 56 INCITE projects will share 6 billion core hours
Universities with High Performance Computing Resources
The Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) is an alliance of 82 of America’s most forward thinking research universities, national labs and computing centers. CASC is dedicated to providing researchers with one of the most important scientific tools: Computation. CASC members must have a higher education affiliation with academic scientific computing centers.
The following is a list of universities that are members of CASC and have readily available access to high performance computing. At a later date, NCAR Budget and Planning will review the university websites to determine the level of computing resources the universities have access to as a way to compare whether or not NCAR’s use of computing creates an unfair advantage over others.
Arizona State University University of Arkansas
Boston University University of Buffalo
Brown University University of California Berkeley
California Institute of Technology University of California Los Angeles
Carnegie-Mellon University University of California San Diego