For University of Edinburgh researchers: apply to use the national supercomputer

06 March 2015

EPCC offers access to ARCHER, the UK national supercomputer, through Calls for proposals to the regular UoE Supercomputing Panel.

The aim of this call is to provide access to a national state-of-the-art high performance computing facility for proposals of high scientific quality from within the University of Edinburgh. Applicants can request significant amounts (>1,000 ARCHER kAU, equivalent to >500,000 CPUh) of computing resource over a maximum 1-year period.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Short computational projects that do not warrant a full grant application
  • Collaborative projects with international and/or industry partners
  • Projects led by PhD students or PostDoctoral researchers
  • Projects that link consecutive standard grant applications or that aid the preparation of a grant or fellowship application
  • Extended feasibility studies and trialling application developments at scale for short and smaller-scale pump priming allocations of up to 6 months, please see Access to ARCHER for University of Edinburgh Researchers (EASE login required)
  • Projects to bring new scientific groups onto ARCHER
  • High risk, high reward projects that may not be funded by other means.

Applications to the UoE Supercomputing Call can be for work in any discipline. Applications from communities that are not traditional users of large amounts of high performance computing (HPC) resource are particularly encouraged.

For further information, see:

For more information on ARCHER, see:

Key dates

Activity Date
Technical assessment deadline 4pm BST, Wed 1 Apr 2015
Closing date for proposal submissions 4pm BST, Tue 14 Apr 2015
Panel Meets April 2015
Earliest project start 1 June 2015
Latest project start 1 July 2015

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Contact

Tracy Peet
+44 (0) 131 650 5362
t.peet@epcc.ed.ac.uk

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