FAQ Detail

  1. Does ALCC have size restrictions on processor hours requested?

    Part of the ALCC mission is to broaden the community of users capable of using leadership computing resources. ALCC therefore sets no official policy for allocation sizes. ALCC awards have ranged from 1 million to 350 million core hours.

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  2. What are the computing resources for which ALCC allocates time?

    ALCC allocates high performance computing time on the primary HPC machines at each ASCR facility. For 2017-18 ALCC, these resources include Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Mira and Theta at Argonne National Laboratory, and Cori/Edison (Cray XC40/30 Intel Xeon nodes) and Cori (Cray XC40 Intel Xeon Phi KNL nodes) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For a description of the computing resources at ASCR facilities, please see

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  3. Do I have to demonstrate scalability?

    No.

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  4. Can I submit to ALCC a proposal based on an INCITE or ERCAP proposal?

    Yes, but you should not resubmit an identical proposal and need to address reviewer comments to the proposals.

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  5. Does my project have to be funded by DOE to be eligible for ALCC?

    No, but your project must support the DOE mission.

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  6. Can I submit a proposal to request proprietary research?

    Projects cannot require the Proprietary User Agreement. However the Industrial Partnership User Agreement for ALCC allows industrial projects to perform some proprietary work so long as a meaningful list of research results and data is released to the public. Interested applicants should contact the designated industrial contact at our centers for more information. See "Contacts for Industry" here.

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  7. My project supports energy efficiency in aviation, which supports the DOE energy mission but is not in an area directly funded by DOE. Can I submit to ALCC?

    Yes, ALCC supports projects that advance the DOE mission.

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  8. How many years can I request for allocation?

    ALCC is a one year allocation program.

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