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NCI is seeking expressions of interest from researchers for the latest round of Australasian Leadership Computing Grants (ALCG).
The call for applications is designed to identify meritorious research projects with demonstrated ability to use HPC systems effectively at scale, and to provide these projects with larger allocations for extreme scale computational science.
All fields of research are eligible and encouraged to apply. NCI may prioritise applications with a focus on bushfire and COVID-19 related research.
In April 2020, NCI awarded almost 180 million units of compute time, which is the equivalent of a personal desktop computer running calculations for over 20,000 years. This allocation was immediately increased by a further 40 million units of compute time to support urgent research into COVID-19. 
NCI Director Professor Sean Smith has said that researchers requiring significant compute time should consider applying for the scheme.
“Last year’s ALCG round was enormously successful in supporting some of Australia’s most talented researchers and research projects. From turbulent combustion simulations to global climate models, from COVID-19 to supermassive black holes, the previous recipients of ALCG represented the incredible talent and diversity that exists within the Australian research community.”
ALCG 2021 allocations in the initial call will be 20-50 MSU per project, valid for a 12-month period from 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022.
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