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]

Related Posts

Results for the ADACS Merit Allocation Program – Semester 2022A – are now available

Results are now available for the 2022A Semester of the Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) Merit Allocation Program.

ASTAC allocations allow scientists to refocus their ongoing search for the most elusive matter in the known universe.

With help from the Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC) Large Program allocation, a group of researchers from Australia and around the world have managed...

ASTAC and the final days of massive stars help Australian astronomers understand more about some of the most energetic objects in the universe.

With some help from the Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee’s (ASTAC) Large Program allocation, two researchers from Monash University have delved deep into the belly...