Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC)


ASTAC Call for Proposals closes 5PM AEST Monday 16th May 2016

Time is available on the following facilities in Q3-Q4 2016:

  • NCI Astronomy Flagship Program: up to 1,000 kSUs
  • gSTAR and swinSTAR: up to 1,700 kSUs

Further details regarding the facilities and the call for proposals can be found here (pdf)

The application form can be found here (Word document)

For assistance with the proposal form, or for more information on the resources available, please contact Amr Hassan (ahassan-at-swin.edu.au).

Note that Amr may also be contacted for enquiries related to the suitability of code for use on GPUs.


Supercomputer Resources Document:  Outlining HPC facilities and HPC access avenues available to Australian Astronomers


Terms of Reference

The purpose of AAL's Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC) is to allocate available time on the following supercomputer resources for dedicated national astronomy access:

Note: AAL will consider ASTAC allocating time on any other supercomputer resources that have dedicated national astronomy access, where appropriate.

ASTAC's allocation principles can be found here.

There are usually two calls for proposals per year, announced around May and November, and closing in June and December. 

Membership

  • Members of ASTAC are appointed by the AAL Board for a fixed term, with the possibility of renewal.

Composition

  • David Parkinson (Chair), University of Queensland, until 31 December 2016
  • Orsola De Marco, Macquarie University, until 31 December 2016
  • Randall Wayth, Curtin University, until 31 December 2016
  • Daniel Mitchell, CSIRO, until 31 December 2017
  • Christoph Federrath, ANU, until 31 December 2017
  • Chris Power, UWA, until 31 December 2017
  • NCI Representative - Roger Edberg (ex-officio)
  • Pawsey Representative - Chris Harris (ex-officio)
  • Swinburne Supercomputer Manager - Jarrod Hurley (ex-officio)

Advisors

  • NCI user consultant - Roger Edberg
  • Swinburne supercomputer user consultant - Amr Hassan

Secretary

  • Amr Hassan, Swinburne University of Technology

 

  • David Parkinson (Chair), University of Queensland, until 31 December 2016