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NWO grants 10 applications for Computing Time on the National Computer Facilities

The advanced national computer facilities at SURF 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.
Close-up van Cartesius super computer

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), Data Processing (Grid, Spider), and Custom Cloud Solutions. Researchers can request large amounts of computing time for a project duration of two years via NWO. Small amounts of computing time for a project duration of one year can be requested directly from SURF.

The NWO Committee for the Scientific Use of Supercomputers (WGS) meets six times a year in order to assess the applications that are then complete. In 2020, the meetings will take place on 3 March 2020, 21 April 2020, 23 June 2020, 8 September 2020, 20 October 2020, and 15 December 2020. The WGS advises the Board of the NWO Domain Science on granting or rejecting computing time applications.

NWO grants 10 applications for computing time following the 183rd meeting of the WGS (23 June 2020):

Dr. M. Wolthers (UU)
‘Computing the impact of charge on calcium carbonate dissolution and formation at the molecular scale’
Cartesius: 8.487.600 SBU (system billing units)

Dr. ir. R.P.J. Kunnen (TU/e)
‘Turbulent rotating convection to the extreme (TROCONVEX)’
Cartesius: 3.043.200 SBU

Prof. D. Lohse (UT)
‘Drops and bubbles in compressible and incompressible flows’
Cartesius: 3.897.867 SBU

Prof. dr. M.T.M. Koper (UL)
‘First-Principles Computational Electrochemistry’
Cartesius: 4.837.200 SBU + 1 TB data storage

Prof. dr. ir. B.J. Geurts (UT)
‘Multiscale Modeling and Simulation’
Cartesius: 4.950.000 SBU

Dr. R. Pecnik (TUD)
‘Pathways to turbulence in supercritical fluids’
Cartesius: 6.315.000 SBU + 6,6 TB data storage & Data Archive: 115 TB data storage

Dr. J. Vreede (UvA)
‘Rare events in complex molecular systems’
Cartesius: 42.256.000 SBU

Dr. H.J. Risselada (UL)
‘Multiscale simulations of membrane processes’
Cartesius: 1.900.800 SBU + 3 TB data storage

Dr. S.T. Geen (UvA)
‘OOIEVAAR: Connecting Young Star-Forming Regions in the Milky Way to their Intergalactic Neighbours’
Cartesius: 7.000.000 + 30 TB data storage & Data Archive: 200 TB data storage

Dr. S. Er (DIFFER)
‘Multi-scale Energy Materials Modelling’
Cartesius: 21.000.000 SBU

In the period May - June 2020, SURF also granted 41 small computing time applications: 27x Cartesius, 12x HPC Cloud, 1x Custom Cloud Solutions, 1x Data Processing (Spider, Grid).