Letter of Intent Submission deadline: October 15th, 2020
Full proposal Submission deadline: November 15th, 2020

1. Aim of the call

In this call, PASC is seeking proposals for HPC software development projects that address the broad availability, the quality, and performance of software on GPU-accelerated supercomputing platforms. Eligible projects must lead to application software that is related to important scientific problems that require high-end GPU-accelerated supercomputers to be solved. The projects must present the science case that motivates the work, and commit with a timeline to submit proposals for Tier-0 resources, or alternatively document the expected impact of the project on the user community as a whole at CSCS. Project teams are encouraged to be interdisciplinary, consisting of researchers from the relevant application domains, computational science and applied mathematics, as well as computer science. The organization of the interactions between project members of the various disciplines and participating institutions should be clearly described in the project proposal. Ideally, interactions between different disciplines and institutions are a straightforward consequence of the work breakdown structure of the project. Potential interactions with the PASC core team of developers at CSCS should be described.

2. Eligibility requirements

Researchers with tenured positions at Swiss universities and institutes of the ETH Domain are eligible to submit HPC software development projects as principal investigators (PI). SNSF rules for personnel eligibility apply.

3. Financial scope and duration

Projects will start on July 1, 2021 and will have to be concluded by June 30, 2024 at the latest. Expected project duration will be two to three years. The initial budget allocation for this call for PASC HPC software development projects is CHF 5 million. PASC expects to support around 10 projects.

4. Deadline

A letter, in which the intent for submitting a project proposal is expressed, should be submitted in PDF format to paola.colferai@cscs.ch at the latest by October 15th 2020. 

Complete project proposals must be submitted before midnight Central European Time on November 15th 2020 in PDF format via e-mail to paola.colferai@cscs.ch.

5. Evaluation procedure

Submitted proposals will first be subject to eligibility check by the project office. Eligible proposals will subsequently be evaluated by external peers and ranked by the PASC Scientific Advisory Board.

Final decision on funding will be adopted by the PASC Steering Committee upon proposition of the PASC Program Director. Final decision is expected in March 2021.