DOE Accepting Applications for ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge Program
ALCC is currently seeking applications for the 2023-2024 solicitation cycle: pre-proposals are due November 28
Open to scientists from the research community in industry, academia, and national laboratories, the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program allocates from 10% to 30% of the computational resources at ASCR’s three high performance computing facilities: the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Leadership Computing Facilities at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. These resources represent some of the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers.
ALCC is an allocation program for projects of interest to the Department of Energy (DOE), with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff scientific campaigns enabled via high-performance computing (HPC) in areas directly related to the DOE mission, that respond to national emergencies, or that broaden the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources.
The ALCC program has a strong legacy of advancing scientific discovery and innovation across a wide range of DOE mission applications, including energy efficient engineering, computer science, materials and chemical sciences, geosciences and energy-related biosciences, biological and environmental sciences, computational fluid dynamics, high energy and nuclear physics, fusion sciences, cosmology, the design and control of scientific user facilities and experiments at these facilities, nuclear energy, fossil energy and renewable energy.
The ALCC proposal submission process is a two-part application containing a pre-proposal submission and a proposal submission. The pre-proposal will be evaluated for project scope and suitability for the requested resource. The full proposal will be evaluated by a panel of experts for scientific merit, responsiveness to DOE and National priorities, and computational merit.
Eligibility: Available to researchers from universities, industry, and government agencies; DOE sponsorship is not required.
Award Size: Small-medium (No more than 25% of available ALCC hours at a given facility. See Allocation Request Cap.)
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Allocation Cycle: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Pre-proposals Due: Monday, November 28, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET
Pre-proposal Decision: Friday, January 6, 2023
Proposals Due: Friday, February 17, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET
Proposal Decision: Late May
For more information about the 2023-2024 ALCC solicitation cycle, please visit the DOE ALCC web page.