Monday, 30 November 2009

Open call for Hector

EPSRC are piloting a new access class for the HECToR service called 'Direct Access' (Class 1b) where users can request significant amounts (>1,000,000 AUs) of computing resource only for a period of up to six months.

The Direct Access mechanism will provide successful applicants with discretionary access to the HECToR system in order to provide resource to cover activities such as:

* Bridging access between grant applications,
* Resource to trial application developments at scale,
* Provide preliminary results in aid of grant applications via Responsive Mode or to a Call for Proposals;

There is no deadline for submission, however:

* the proposals will be assessed by a Resource Allocation Panel (RAP) which will meet every four months (February 2010, June 2010 and October 2010)
* the deadline for applications being submitted to the Panel will be three weeks before the Panel meeting.

More information can be found on the EPSRC website.

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