Production Project Submission
If you wish to submit a production project you need to have (in pdf format):
- your production project proposal including all the mandatory items listed below
- your curriculum vitae
- your list of publications
Who can apply?
Proposers must hold at least the position of post-doc within their institution.
PhD students CANNOT apply on their own, but instead must do so in consultation with, and under the auspices of, their supervisor. In such cases the supervisor should be identified as the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project.
The production projects should involve highly parallel and scalable simulations. We expect that you state the number of cores on which your jobs will run. CSCS will give preference to projects that involve highly scalable codes.
Project Proposal Format
The project proposal should be no longer than 10 A4 pages including graphs and references, and must contain the following information:
- Background and significance
- Scientific goals and objectives
- Description of the research methods, algorithms, and code
- Parallelization approach
- Representative benchmarks and scaling
- Performance analysis (click here to see how to do it)
- Resource justification
- Project plans: tasks and milestones
- Previous results (not mandatory)
- Development and debugging requirements (not mandatory)
Please note that lack of any of the mandatory parts may result in rejection of the proposal.
The allocation requested must be per year, that is you need to provide the total number of Allocation Units (AU) » required for one year of your project.
The documents that need to be submitted are:
- Project Proposal (pdf format)
- Curriculum Vitae (pdf format)
- Publication List (pdf format)
If you do not have representative benchmarks and data to justify the resource request you need to apply for a Preparatory Project, which allows you to port your code, to test it, and to collect all the information necessary for a Production Project Proposal.
Please do not submit one proposal for multiple projects. It is mandatory to submit one proposal per project, even if those projects are related via the same code or suites of codes.
Please be aware that proposals rejected in previous calls cannot be resubmitted.
The review process is structured as follows:
- Complete proposals will be subjected to a technical feasibility assessment
- Technically feasible proposals will be passed forward to scientific review which will be carried out by reviewers from an international pool
- Based on the technical/scientific reviews a panel committee of scientific experts will rate the projects and make a final allocation recommendation
Principal Investigators of production project proposals accepted for longer than one year (with a max duration of 36 months) need to submit a progress report together with a resource request and justification within the deadline announced below.
Please note that in the renewals you can ask only up to 20 % more than the original resource request.
The deadline for the submission of the report is June 30th, 2013.
These Reports should be sent in pdf format to projectoffice[at]cscs.ch.