Computational Modelling Group

7th eCSE call for proposals open: funding available for code improvements

Apply by
19th January 2016
ARCHER, HPC, HPCx, Scientific Computing, Software Engineering
Elena Vataga

ARCHER 7th eCSE call for proposals now open

Closing date: 1600 BST, Tuesday 19th January, 2016


We invite proposals to the 7th ARCHER embedded CSE (eCSE) call. Embedded CSE (eCSE) support provides funding to the ARCHER user community to develop software in a sustainable manner for running on ARCHER. Funding will enable the employment of a researcher or code developer to work specifically on the relevant software to enable new features or improve the performance of the code. Examples of this could be

  • Implementation of algorithmic improvements within an existing code
  • Improving the scalability of software on higher core counts
  • Improvements to code which allow new science to be carried out
  • Porting and optimising a code to run efficiently on ARCHER
  • Adding new functionalities to existing codes
  • Code development to take a code from a Tier-2 (Regional) to Tier-1 (National) level bringing New Communities onto ARCHER

Funding can be requested for existing ARCHER users or from those planning to become ARCHER users and who's research is within the remit of EPSRC or NERC. This can fund staff located at the institution of the PI, third parties, or can include staff from the centralised ARCHER support team or a mixture of the above.

Funding is available for established ARCHER communities and proposals from these communities are encouraged. However, proposals from new scientific communities are also encouraged. New scientific communities are communities from scientific areas not currently exploiting the ARCHER system. These communities are likely to have a scientific need for ARCHER and a need for greater computational power than available at a regional level.

The review process recognises that applicants from new communities may not have had access to ARCHER previously and may not have existing performance data from the ARCHER service. In addition, the application process recognises that establishing a user community on ARCHER may be a longer-term, multi-staged process that may go beyond the end of an eCSE.

More details of how to apply are available by following the link to the eCSE calls page from here

together with details of the application and review process, assessment criteria eligibility, etc.

The 7th eCSE call opened: Tuesday 24th November, 2015