The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is now accepting proposals for Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) partnership projects to prepare modeling and simulation, data-intensive, and machine learning applications for highly effective use on the OLCF system to be named Frontier that will become available to users at the OLCF in 2022.

Resources Available to Teams

The accepted projects will have access to the following resources:

  • OLCF assistance with code profiling and optimization.  This includes OLCF staff and postdocs.
  • Support from the ORNL Cray/AMD Center of Excellence staff as needed
  • Allocation of compute resources on Summit
  • Access to early generation hardware platforms
  • Early access to Frontier
  • Training sessions and hackathons

Team Responsibilities

Selected teams will be responsible for:

  • Providing a challenge problem and figure of merit (FOM) on Summit and an acceleration plan for Frontier
  • Designating a point of contact for their code team (committing a recommended 0.5 FTE of effort per year on CAAR and related accelerator focused application-performance activities)
  • Producing mid-project reports (subject to review) and a final report detailing challenge problem results.

Evaluation Process

Submissions will be evaluated on:

  • Potential for scientific advancements
  • Commitment from team (FTEs, etc)
  • Quality of challenge problem, FOM, and acceleration plan
  • Contribution to diversity of program models, algorithms, and field in science

Application Link

The call for proposals opens Tuesday, May 7, 2019 and will remain open until Saturday, June 8 at 12 AM EST.  To submit a proposal, please complete the proposal form located at: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/frontier-center-for-accelerated-application-readiness/frontier-caar-call-for-proposals-application by the deadline.

Decisions will be announced in the fall in time for teams to make arrangements to attend the CAAR Kick-Off Workshop to be held the week of October 7, 2019.