UPDATE: Early-Use Opportunities for the Geosciences on NCAR's Yellowstone System, Due January 13, 2012

December 16, 2011


UPDATE: We're reposting this announcement to highlight a clarification to the ASD eligibility requirements posted online. Eligible projects may span all of the geosciences and supporting computational sciences. 


CISL is pleased to announce the availability of dedicated, large-scale resources on NCAR's recently announced Yellowstone system from approximately May through July 2012 as part of its Accelerated Scientific Discovery (ASD) initiative for university and NCAR research.

NSF-supported university researchers interested in applying for ASD computational resources can view eligibility and proposal requirements at: https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/docs/allocations/asd. Applications are due January 13, 2012.

NCAR researchers interested in applying for ASD computational resources may view eligibility and proposal requirements at: https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/docs/allocations/2012nsc/instructions. NCAR ASD projects will be chosen from submissions for NCAR Strategic Capability (NSC) projects, also due on January 13, 2012.

The Yellowstone system will be a 1.6-petaflops IBM iDataPlex cluster with 74,592 Intel Sandy Bridge EP cores, 149.2 TB of memory, and 11 PB of parallel disk storage. Yellowstone is expected to deliver nearly 30 times the capacity of NCAR's current Bluefire system.

View the UCAR press release announcing Yellowstone at:

For more details on Yellowstone, see:

Questions on the Yellowstone system, ASD allocations, and the user transition process may be directed to cislhelp@ucar.edu.