ASTAC Call for Proposals – 2021-B

The GADI supercomputer located at NCI. Credit: NCI.

The Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC) call for proposals for Q3-Q4 2021 is now open. The deadline for this call is 8pm (AEST) Friday 28th May 2021.

Within this call there are 6 million service units available to allocate to the astronomy community on national supercomputing facilities (including allocations for CPU-only and GPU-specific applications) and up to 500 virtual CPUs to allocate on OpenStack virtual machines on the NeCTAR network.

The following resources are available:

  • NCI Astronomy Program: up to 4,000 kSUs on the Gadi system
  • Swinburne: up to 2,000 kSUs on OzSTAR
  • OpenStack Virtual Machines: up to 500 virtual CPUs.

Full details on ASTAC and the current call can be found on our ASTAC webpage, or you can access the information sheet for the current call, including details on how to apply, directly via this link.

ASTAC is formed by Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) and the ASTAC process is managed by Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS).

For more information on ASTAC or ADACS, please contact AAL’s Director of eResearch, Dr Robert Shen: [email protected]

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