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INCITE Seeks Research Proposals to Accelerate Scientific Discoveries and Technological Innovations

By May 24, 2012September 26th, 2017Science3 min read

To submit an application, please visit for details about the proposal requirements.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science provides a portfolio of high-performance computing facilities housing some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers. These leadership computing facilities enable world-class research for significant advances in science. Open to researchers from academia, government labs, and industry, the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Program is the major means by which the scientific community gains access to the petascale computing resources of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF).  The program aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and technological innovations by awarding, on a competitive basis, time on supercomputers to researchers with large-scale, computationally intensive projects that address “grand challenges” in science and engineering.

The 2013 INCITE Call for Proposals is now open. The program anticipates awarding a total of 2 billion core-hours on the 20-petaflop Cray XK6 (Titan) system at the OLCF, with typical per-project allocations ranging from 50 to 100 million core-hours. The 2013 INCITE Call for Proposals is for awards of compute time in calendar year 2013. See for details and the announcement at

We invite prospective INCITE PIs to respond to a request for information to inform the INCITE management of the proposal topics anticipated. See for details. The information requested here is not a prerequisite for proposal submittal, nor will it limit any requests you may decide to make in your INCITE proposal. However, you are encouraged to respond if you are contemplating submitting an INCITE proposal.

The OLCF will be teaming with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) for an “INCITE Proposal Writing Webinar.” The session will provide both prospective and returning users the opportunity to get specific answers to questions about the proposal and review process for INCITE. Representatives from INCITE, OLCF, and ALCF will be present for the event. The next webinar is scheduled for April 24th at 2 p.m. Eastern time (1:00 p.m. Central time) and is scheduled to last for 1.5 hours. Registration is available at

The 2013 INCITE Call for Proposals is for awards of compute time on the Cray XK6 (Titan) system at the OLCF and the IBM Blue Gene/P (Intrepid) and IBM Blue Gene/Q (Mira) systems at the ALCF. OLCF staff are available to assist with questions by contacting [email protected].

For more information regarding the INCITE Program, see Address specific questions to the INCITE Manager, Julia White, at [email protected].