University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Proposals sought for DOE INCITE Leadership Computing Program; webinar offered May 14

The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide the information below regarding a program available to all institutions.

2014 DOE Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Call for Proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science INCITE Program enables transformational advances in science and technology for computationally intensive, large-scale research projects through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) centers. INCITE seeks research enterprises for capability computing: production simulations — including ensembles — that use a large fraction of the LCF systems or require the unique LCF architectural infrastructure for high-impact projects that cannot be performed anywhere else.

INCITE is currently soliciting proposals of research for awards of time on the 27-petaflop Cray XK7 “Titan” and the 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q “Mira” beginning in calendar year (CY) 2014. More than five billion core hours will be allocated for CY 2014. Average awards per project are expected to be on the order of 50 million core-hours for Titan and 100 million core hours for Mira but could be as much as several hundred million core hours. Proposals may be for up to three years.

For more information on the INCITE program and links to the proposal form, see You may address specific questions to INCITE Manager Julia White at

Request for Information

Prospective INCITE proposal authors are invited to respond to a Request for Information to inform INCITE management of expected proposal topics. See You are encouraged to respond if you are contemplating submitting an INCITE proposal. The information requested is not a prerequisite for proposal submittal, nor will it limit any requests you may decide to make in your INCITE proposal.

INCITE Proposal Writing Webinar May 14th

To help you prepare an INCITE proposal or learn more about the program, an INCITE Proposal Writing Webinar will be offered on May 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. EDT. The 1.5 hour webinar will also include discussion on the Director’s Discretionary Program, a way to request early access to port, tune, and scale your codes in preparation for an INCITE application. For more details and early registration for this event, see for the May 14th event. See for additional event information.

-- Cathy Lerud, 777.2511,

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