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Six research projects are granted computing time by NWO

NWO has granted six 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

Via the Call Computing Time on National Computer Facilities, researchers can request computing time on the national computer facilities. 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 21 June 2022 NWO grants the following applications for computing time:

Prof. Geurts (UT)
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
Snellius: 6.582.000 CPU SBU + 200 GB standard home directory storage per login + 10 TB project space + 30 TB offline tape storage (data archive) + up to 5 TB Research Drive.

Dr. Havenith (RUG)
‘Theoretical Organic Chemistry’
Snellius: 10.652.000 CPU SBU + 86.400 GPU SBU + 200 GB home directory storage per login + 1 TB project space + 10 TB offline tape storage (data archive) + up to 5 TB Research Drive.

Dr. Jain (UT)
Optical Coherence Tomography and High-Fidelity Flow Simulations for improved Stent Planning in Femoropopliteal Disease2’
Snellius: 21.708.800 CPU SBU + 30 TB project space + 15 TB offline tape storage (data archive) + 200 GB home directory storage per login.

Dr. Pecnik (TUD)
Direct numerical simulation of turbulent heat transfer with non-ideal gases and surface roughness’
Snellius: 20.744.730 CPU SBU + 3.613.583 GPU SBU + 80 TB project space + 100 TB offline tape storage (data archive) + 200 GB home directory storage per login.

Dr. Peters (TU/e)
CFD of multiphase flows’
Snellius: 57.000.000 CPU SBU + 200 GB standard home directory storage per login.

Prof. Vd Vlugt (TUD)
Thermodynamic Properties of Enhanced Materials by Numerical Simulation’
Snellius: 21.046.200 CPU SBU + 1 TB project space + 200 GB home directory storage per login.

SURF also awarded 114 small-scale computer time applications in the period 1 April - 31 May 2022. 

How does it work?

Applications can be submitted on a continuous basis. Researchers can request computing time, storage, and support on the following computer systems: HPC Cloud, Lisa computing cluster, Snellius supercomputer, Data Processing (Grid, Spider), and Custom Cloud Solutions. You 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.

More information can be found on the NWO website.