Cheyenne supercomputer to be used for COVID-19 research

By Staff
04/14/2020 - 3:45pm

Scientists across the country studying the novel coronavirus are now able to access the most powerful high-performance computing resources available to accelerate understanding of the virus and how to fight it. NCAR has joined the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, making the Cheyenne supercomputing system available for COVID-19 related research.

NCAR Press Release

Researchers submit proposals to the consortium via the XSEDE user portal. Submissions will be reviewed and matched with computing resources from one of the consortium’s partner institutions.

Members of the Cheyenne user community are encouraged to submit project ideas. If you submit a proposal, indicate which of the available resources you prefer, whether that is Cheyenne or another system. While some Cheyenne time may be awarded to pandemic-related projects through the consortium, this will not affect existing Cheyenne project allocations.

The COVID-19 HPC Consortium is a public-private consortium spearheaded by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, IBM, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation. The consortium currently provides broad access to portions of more than 30 supercomputing systems.