Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE)

Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE)

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains.

From April 16 to June 27, INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to make transformational advances in science and technology 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.

The winning proposals will receive awards of time on Mira, the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q at the Argonne National Laboratory, and Titan, the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. INCITE will allocate more than 5 billion core-hours on these DOE leadership-class supercomputers in 2015, with average awards per project expected to be on the order of tens to hundreds of millions of core-hours. Proposals may be for up to three years.

Open to US- and non-US-based researchers, the INCITE program seeks research proposals 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-performance computing projects that cannot be performed anywhere else.

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. Proposals will be accepted until a call deadline of 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 27, 2014. Awards are expected to be announced in November 2014.

In preparation for the INCITE call for proposals, the OLCF invites you to register for one of two upcoming proposal writing webinars on April 22 and May 15. Free and open to the public, the webinars will provide both prospective and returning users the opportunity to get answers to questions about how to write an effective INCITE proposal.  Representatives from INCITE and the Leadership Computing Facilities will host the event.  To register, visit

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