Allocation of time on Blue Waters for UIUC
Blue Waters is one of the world’s fastest 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.
The Blue Waters system, operated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, is intended for problems that are too demanding for any other system. Projects should make use of the unique capabilities of Blue Waters at large scale, which need not be just floating-point speed; it could be total memory, data size or data bandwidth, or even computational scale. Project proposals should demonstrate that no other resource would be suitable for a given problem. Read more about the policy for Blue Waters allocation here.
Blue Waters is expected to be available in March 2013. For the initial access, applications for time are due February 15, 2013. Apply now for a startup or general account, following the procedures in this document.
Questions? Contact Jill Peckham, PCI program coordinator, at jpeckham [at] illinois [dot] edu or 217-265-5292.