DOE's ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge has selected a new set of projects for 2021-2022.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 16 projects totaling 6.75 million node-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF).
Each year, the ASCR program, which manages some of the world’s most powerful supercomputing facilities, selects ALCC projects in areas that aim to further DOE mission science and broaden the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources.
The ALCC program allocates computational resources at ASCR’s supercomputing facilities to research scientists in industry, academia, and national laboratories. In addition to the ALCF located at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, ASCR’s supercomputing facilities include the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC are DOE Office of Science User Facilities.
The 16 projects awarded time on the ALCF’s Theta supercomputer are listed below. Some projects received additional computing time at OLCF and/or NERSC (see the full list of awards here). The one-year awards begin July 1.
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility provides supercomputing capabilities to the scientific and engineering community to advance fundamental discovery and understanding in a broad range of disciplines. Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program, the ALCF is one of two DOE Leadership Computing Facilities in the nation dedicated to open science.
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