Proposals are now being accepted for the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. INCITE will allocate more than 5 billion core-hours on leadership-class supercomputers in 2014.

INCITE enables transformational advances in science and technology for computationally intensive, large-scale research projects through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) centers, operated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.

INCITE seeks research enterprises for capability computing: production simulations—including ensembles—that use a large fraction of the LCF systems or require the unique LCF architectural infrastructure for high-impact projects that cannot be performed anywhere else to address some of the toughest challenges in science and engineering.

INCITE is currently soliciting proposals of research for awards of time on the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 “Titan” and the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q “Mira” beginning Calendar Year (CY) 2014. Average awards per project for CY 2014 are expected to be on the order of tens to hundreds of millions of core-hours. Proposals may be for up to three years.

The INCITE program is open to US- and non-US-based researchers and research organizations needing large allocations of computer time, supporting resources, and data storage. Applications undergo a two-phase review process to identify projects with the greatest potential for impact and a demonstrable need for leadership-class systems to deliver solutions to grand challenges.

To submit an application, please visit for details about the proposal requirements. Applications will be accepted only electronically starting April 15, 2013. Proposals will be accepted until a call deadline of 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 28, 2013. Awards are expected to be announced in November 2013.

The Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities will be hosting two proposal writing webinars on April 25th and May 14th. Visit to register.

For more information on the INCITE program and a list of previous awards, visit