DiRAC Resource Allocation Committee – 14th Call for Proposals

June 29, 2021, from tdomf_b336c

Pre-announcement: DiRAC Resource Allocation Committee 14th Call for Proposals

The DiRAC Resource Allocation Committee 14th Call for Proposals will be opening soon. The UK theory and modelling communities in Astronomy and Cosmology, Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics will be invited to apply for computational resources on the STFC DiRAC HPC Facility.

The deadline for proposal submissions to the 14th Call will be Tuesday 5th October 2021 16:00 UK time. The following documents should be sent direct to STFC (via email: DiRACRAC@stfc.ac.uk) by the deadline:

• Full scientific proposal
• Technical Case
• RSE Support proposals

Please note that all applicants must submit a technical case otherwise a full proposal submission will not be accepted. This year, the technical case does not need to be sent in advance and can be sent direct to STFC along with the full scientific proposal.
Successful awards will be scheduled to begin on 1st April 2022.
All proposal types will be accepted at this call, including Research Software Engineering Support. Seedcorn proposals can be submitted at any time https://dirac.ac.uk/seedcorn/
The application forms and guidance notes, plus descriptions of the DiRAC services will be available at https://dirac.ac.uk/callforproposals/ soon.

Technical case and RSE support webinars:
To assist applicants in the preparation of technical cases and RSE support requests, DiRAC will be running two webinars for potential applicants. Further details will follow in due course.
Enquiries should be directed as follows:
• RAC process and remit: STFC Swindon Office (DiRACRAC@stfc.ac.uk)
• Technical questions: Technical Working Group (dirac-support@epcc.ed.ac.uk)
• Direct allocations or discretionary requests: DiRAC Director, Prof Mark Wilkinson (miw6@leicester.ac.uk)