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2017 Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: High Energy Physics

Letter of Intent Due Date: 1/17/2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time Proposal Due Date: 02/27/2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time

“The goal of this HEP-ASCR SciDAC 4 partnership program is to facilitate advanced and effective use of DOE HPC by major ongoing HEP experiments along with related theory and simulation activities and current and near term accelerator projects, via appropriate partnerships between the HEP and ASCR communities. The HPC systems embody a computing landscape and related hardware-software-data management computing eco-system of the future [ 6 ] and computational partnership research areas encompasses these. The HEP- ASCR Partnerships must work collaboratively across HEP experiments and research areas to develop shared computing solutions to address future HEP computing challenges related to use of DOE HPC. “

Berkeley Lab: Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow

Berkeley Lab’s Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division has multiple openings for Physicist Postdoctoral Fellows to work at the Center for Beam Physics (CBP) and the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center to develop and apply advanced computational methods and tools for plasma accelerators.

In collaboration with the Computational Research Division at LBNL, the National Energy Research Supercomputing Center, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, our team will lead the development of a new simulation tool that will harness the power of future exascale supercomputers for the exploration of outstanding questions in the physics of acceleration and transport of particle beams in chains of plasma channels. The new code will combine two major software components: the Particle-In-Cell framework Warp and the Adaptive Mesh Refinement BoxLib, and is one of the 15 research applications that are being funded by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project.

NSF Funding Opp: Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation

SSI Proposals Full Proposal Deadline Date:  September 19, 2016
SSE Proposals Full Proposal Deadline Date:  February 21, 2017

The SI2 program includes three classes of awards:

  1. Scientific Software Elements (SSE): SSE awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust software elementsfor which there is a demonstrated; these software elements will in turn advance one or more significant areas of science andengineering.
  2. Scientific Software Integration (SSI): SSI awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchersin one or more areas of science and engineering. SSI awards will result in a sustainable community software framework serving a diverse community or communities.
  3. Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2): S2I2 awards will focus on the establishment of long-term hubs of excellence in software infrastructure and technologies,which will serve a research community of substantial size anddisciplinary breadth.

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Job: NERSC Data Postdoctoral Fellow for High-Energy Physics

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is inviting applications for the position for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct applied research and development in the area of high-performance scientific computing (HPC) for experimental High-Energy Physics (HEP). The position is part of a larger effort to enable pathbreaking data-intensive science with NERSC’s next generation manycore supercomputer, the Cray KNL-based “Cori” system and also part of a cross-lab HEP center of computing excellence

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Aurora Early Science Program: Call for Proposals

In late 2018, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will deploy Aurora, a new Intel-Cray system based on the third-generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor (code name: Knights Hill (KNH)). Aurora, will be capable of 180 petaflops. It will have over 50,000 nodes and over 7 petabytes of total memory, consisting of high bandwidth on-package memory, local memory, and persistent memory.

For the Aurora Early Science Program (ESP), we will select 10 projects, all chosen competitively based on a call for proposals. Theta ESP teams will, of course, be excellent candidates to submit Aurora ESP proposals, but the call is open to the general community. With Aurora being a much bigger and faster machine than Theta or Mira, the three months of pre-production Early Science time will be a large and valuable allocation of core-hours, with the potential for truly unprecedented computational science. ALCF will fully fund 10 postdoctoral appointees for Aurora ESP—one for each selected project.

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