Applications are open for awards from the ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry and the National Institute of Computational Sciences (NICS), to be awarded at the Indianapolis, Indiana September 8-12, 2013 national meeting.
The ACS Peter Kollman Graduate Award in Supercomputing has been created to provide supercomputer resources to outstanding students in the early stages of their graduate career, particularly for projects that need high performance computing resources for their chemistry-related project. Those eligible for the award are graduate students in good standing who are carrying out research in the broadly defined area of computational chemistry. Winners (or their adviser, if necessary) will be the Principal Investigator of a new account on the “kraken” Cray XT5 supercomputer at the National Institute of Computational Sciences (NICS), with an allocation of computing time to support the project. For information about kraken, see http://www.nics.tennessee.edu/computing-resources/kraken. Allocations will be determined based on the requested amount and consideration of resource availability.
Up to 2 awardees will be chosen on the basis of: the significance of the project plan, potential impact on the project of additional supercomputer resources, qualifications of the student, and the strength of the supporting letter and other materials. Projects with modest computational needs that can be performed on individual machines or small clusters will likely not be competitive.
Application requirements include an extended abstract of the work (no more than 1 page), a two page CV, a brief letter of support from the research advisor, and a 1 page detailed computational plan indicating: computational resources already available for the project, the types of calculations to be performed, availability of software, justification of number and length of runs, parallel scaling data, and an estimate of the total time needed. Submit the application to email@example.com as a SINGLE pdf or text file, and include your last name in the file name. There is a limit of one Supercomputing Award application per research lab (PI). Previous winners are not eligible.
The application deadline is 5pm EDT on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Applicants will receive email confirmation of receipt of materials. If you do not receive confirmation by March 20th, please contact the organizer immediately by telephone (see below).
Winners are encouraged but not required to present their work within the COMP program at the meeting, either in oral or poster format. If you want to present your work in an oral or poster presentation, you must also submit your abstract using the ACS PACS system, prior to the PACS deadline. Application for the supercomputing award does not constitute an application for a presentation.
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Spring 2013 ACS Graduate Student Awards in Supercomputing
Spring 2012 ACS Graduate Student Awards in Supercomputing
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