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NWO grants 10 applications for computing time on national computer facilities

NWO has granted 10 applications for compute time on the national compute services at SURF. The advanced national computer facilities are used for technical-scientific research in which major computational problems need to be solved and where the computational facilities of the individual institutions are inadequate.
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Granted applications

The NWO Committee for the Scientific Use of Supercomputers (WGS) meets 6 times a year in order to assess the applications. Following the meeting of the WGS on 28 October 2021 NWO grants the following applications for computing time:

  • Prof. J.H.V. Veldink (UU)
    Project MinE
    Data Processing: 6.000.000 CPU core hours Data Processing + 360 TB online disk storage + 900 TB offline tape storage. Custom Cloud Solutions: 70.080 CPU core hours + 4.1 TB online storage.
  • Dr.ir. T.A.J. van Hooff (TU/e)
    CFD analysis of aerosol and gas dispersion in indoor and outdoor environments
    Cartesius/Snellius: 12.829.390 CPU SBU + 200 GB standard home directory storage per user + 5 TB project space.
  • Dr. L.N. Carenza (UL)
    From cellular dynamics to morphogenesis: a new frontier in biological soft matter
    Cartesius/Snellius: 8.083.584 SBU (=7.939.584 CPU SBU & 144.000 GPU SBU) + 200 GB standard home directory storage/user + 60 TB project space.
  • Prof.dr. A.L. Watts (UvA)
    NICER pulse profile modeling
    Cartesius/Snellius: 3.000.000 CPU SBU + 200 GB standard home directory storage/user + up to 5 TB research drive.
  • Prof.dr.ir. T.J.H. Vlugt (TUD)
    Thermodynamic Properties of Enhanced Materials by Numerical Simulation
    Cartesius/Snellius: 21.544.800 CPU SBU + 200 GB home directory storage/user + 2 TB project space.
  • Prof. R. Agami (NKI)
    Anti-aberrant peptide tumor immunity
    Cartesius/Snellius: 4.380.000 CPU core hours + 200 GB standard home directory storage/user + 2 TB project space + up to 5 TB research drive.
  • Prof.dr. F. Toschi (TU/e)
    Dynamics of droplets and particles in fluid jets, in turbulent flows and in rarefied gas
    Cartesius/Snellius: 49.000.000 CPU SBU + 200 GB standard home directory storage/user + 160 TB project space.
    Data Processing: 2.000.000 CPU core hours + 200 TB online disk storage + 300 TB offline tape storage data archive.
  • Prof.dr.ir. S. Houweling (VU)
    Simulating the Ruisdael Observatory
    Cartesius/Snellius: 60.000.000 SBU (= 52.000.000 CPU SBU + 8.000.000 GPU SBU) + 200 GB standard home directory storage/user + 50 TB project space + 100 TB offline tape storage data archive + up to 5 TB research drive.
  • Dr.ir. M.A. Van der Veen (TUD)
    Metal-organic frameworks for ferroelectric memories and piezoelectric energy harvesting
    Cartesius/Snellius: 1.058.400 CPU SBU + 200 GB standard home directory storage/user.
  • Prof.dr. M.I. Katsnelson (RUN)
    Modeling of 2D Materials
    Cartesius/Snellius: 4.000.000 CPU SBU + 200 GB standard home directory storage/user + 10 TB project space.

More information can be found on the NWO website.

Small applications granted by SURF

In the period 1 July – 30 September 2021, SURF also granted 82 so-called small computing time applications.

How to apply for compute time 

In the Netherlands, several systems are available for national use and are hosted by SURF. Via the Call Computing Time on National Computer Facilities, researchers can request computing time on one of the national computer facilities. Applications can be submitted on a continuous basis. Computing time, storage, and support can be requested on the following computer systems: HPC Cloud, Lisa computing cluster, Cartesius supercomputer (or successor Snellius), Data Processing (Grid, Spider), and Custom Cloud Solutions. Researchers can request large amounts of computing time for a project duration of 2 years via NWO. Small amounts of computing time for a project duration of one year can be requested directly from SURF.