Aug. 4, 2020 — In this call, PASC is seeking proposals for HPC software development projects that address the broad availability, the quality, and performance of software on GPU-accelerated supercomputing platforms.
Eligible projects must lead to application software that is related to important scientific problems that require high-end GPU-accelerated supercomputers to be solved. The projects must present the science case that motivates the work, and commit with a timeline to submit proposals for Tier-0 resources, or alternatively document the expected impact of the project on the user community as a whole at CSCS
Project teams are encouraged to be interdisciplinary, consisting of researchers from the relevant application domains, computational science and applied mathematics, as well as computer science. The organization of the interactions between project members of the various disciplines and participating institutions should be clearly described in the project proposal. Ideally, interactions between different disciplines and institutions are a straightforward consequence of the work breakdown structure of the project. Potential interactions with the PASC core team of developers at CSCS should be described.
Researchers with tenured positions at Swiss universities and institutes of the ETH Domain are eligible to submit HPC software development projects as principal investigators (PI). SNSF rules for personnel eligibility apply.
Financial scope and duration
Projects will start on July 1, 2021, and will have to be concluded by June 30, 2024, at the latest. The expected project duration will be two to three years. The initial budget allocation for this call for PASC HPC software development projects is CHF 5 million. PASC expects to support around 10 projects.
A letter, in which the intent for submitting a project proposal is expressed, should be submitted in PDF format to [email protected] at the latest by October 15th, 2020.
Complete project proposals must be submitted before midnight Central European Time on November 15th, 2020 in PDF format via e-mail to [email protected].
Submitted proposals will first be subject to eligibility check by the project office. Eligible proposals will subsequently be evaluated by external peers and ranked by the PASC Scientific Advisory Board.
Final decision on funding will be adopted by the PASC Steering Committee upon proposition of the PASC Program Director. Final decision is expected in March 2021.
More information and documents relevant for this call on PASC website >
About The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Founded in 1991, CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, develops and provides the key supercomputing capabilities required to solve important problems to science and/or society. The centre enables world-class research with a scientific user lab that is available to domestic and international researchers through a transparent, peer-reviewed allocation process. CSCS’s resources are open to academia, and are available as well to users from industry and the business sector. The centre is operated by ETH Zurich and is located in Lugano with additional offices in Zurich.
Source: Swiss National Supercomputing Centre