Blue Waters supercomputer seeking allocation requests from Illinois researchers

02.04.16 -

Blue Waters is one of the world's most powerful computing systems. Each year that Blue Waters is in operation, about 3 to 4 million node-hours will be allocated to projects from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As each node has many powerful cores, this is significantly more computing power than most universities have available for their use, and this resource provides University faculty and staff with a unique opportunity to perform groundbreaking work in computational science.

Proposal submission for this round of allocations is due March 15, 2016.

Faculty or staff for whom Illinois is their home institution by primary appointment affiliation are eligible to submit an Illinois allocation proposal as Principal Investigator. This includes postdoctoral fellows or postdoctoral research associates. Registered graduate or undergraduate students are not eligible to apply as Principal Investigators due to administrative requirements regarding appointment status but are encouraged to apply if their faculty or staff advisor will agree to be Principal Investigator on the proposal.

Visiting faculty or external adjunct faculty for whom Illinois is not their primary home institution are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators if, for the period covered by the proposal request: i) Illinois will be their primary (majority) place of residence; and: ii) and they will hold appointments at Illinois during this period. All proposals can include co-PIs and collaborators from other institutions.

For questions about submitting a request contact the Blue Waters Project Office at help+bw@ncsa.illinois.edu or go to https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/illinois-allocations.

National Science Foundation

Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards ACI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.