Call for ARCHER RAP Applications

The ARCHER RAP and RAP Top-Up Winter 2015 Calls are now open.

ARCHER RAP: Winter 2015 Call

EPSRC offers access to ARCHER through calls for proposals to the Resource Allocation Panel (RAP). Users can request significant amounts (>1,000kAUs or >66,667 ARCHER core hours) of computing resource over a maximum one-year period. The aim of this call is to provide access to our national state-of-the-art high performance computing facility for proposals of high scientific quality that would benefit from ARCHER.

A non-exclusive list of eligible projects include:

  • Short computational projects that do not warrant a full grant application
  • UK led collaborative projects with international and/or industry partners
  • Joint applications from students (as Co-I) with proven HPC experience (e.g. a successfully completed instant access project) and their PIs
  • Projects that link consecutive standard grant applications or that aid the preparation of a grant or fellowship application
  • Extended feasibility studies and trialling application developments at scale

Further information can be found on the call page:

ARCHER RAP Top Up: Winter 2015 Call

Access to the national high performance computing resource can be allocated as part of EPSRC grants at the time of award. However, initially only two years of resource are granted at which point, grant holders are invited to apply for a top-up to meet the objectives of their EPSRC grant. Applicants to this call can request ARCHER compute resource only to facilitate the remainder of their existing EPSRC grant.

Key Dates

  • Technical Assessment: submitted to ARCHER Helpdesk by 29 Jan 2016
  • Call Closing Date: Applications submitted by 12 Feb 2016
  • Panel Meets: March 2016
  • Earliest project start: March - April 2016
  • Latest project start: April 2016