Call for Proposals released for ASTAC 2020-B

OzSTAR supercomputer, located at Swinburne University of Technology.
The OzSTAR supercomputer, located at Swinburne University of Technology. Credit: Carl Knox, OzGrav.

The Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC) has released a new Call for Proposals for Quarters 3-4 2020 (1st July to 31st December 2020). The deadline for this call is 5pm (AEST) Friday 29th May 2020.

Six million service units are available for allocation on national supercomputing facilities. This includes allocations for CPU-only and GPU-specific applications. The resources available are as follows: 

  • NCI Astronomy Program: up to 4,000 kSUs on the new Gadi system (either purely CPU-based or mixed CPU-GPU calculations) 
  • OzSTAR: up to 2,000 kSUs (1,200 kSUs prioritised for GPU-based projects) 

Please see the ASTAC information sheet for more detail, including how to apply, noting that applications are via an online proposal system, see link here.

For more information about ASTAC please contact AAL Senior Program Manager, Dr Robert Shen.

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