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NCI is seeking expressions of interest from researchers for the 2022 round of Australasian Leadership Computing Grants (ALCG).
ALCG aims to identify ambitious and meritorious research projects with a demonstrated ability to use HPC systems effectively at scale. ALCG provides these projects with some of the largest computing resource allocations available in Australia, to push forward the top-end of extreme scale computational science.
All fields of research are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Over the past two years, NCI has awarded more than 350 million units of computing time on the nation-leading Gadi supercomputer, which is the equivalent of a personal desktop computer running calculations for over 40,000 years. This allocation included 40 million units of computing time to support urgent research into COVID-19, and also covered topics such as bushfire research, energy efficiency materials design and semiconductor design. Read more examples of great ALCG research.
NCI Director Professor Sean Smith said that ALCG is designed for the peak computational projects in Australia.
“The previous ALCG rounds were enormously successful in supporting some of Australia’s most talented researchers and research projects. We are looking forward to the next set of projects to push the boundaries of what computational science in Australia looks like.”

Key dates:

  • 23 March 2022 – Expressions of Interest Open
  • 31 March – Information Session (Registration Link)
  • 10 April 2022 – Expressions of Interest Deadline
  • 15 April 2022 – Shortlisted EOIs invited to submit a full application
  • 8 May 2022 – Deadline for invited applications
  • 16 May 2022 – Allocations announced

ALCG 2022 allocations will be 20-50 MSU (Mega Service Units) per project, valid for a 12-month period from 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023.
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