Research Computing resource allocations available for COVID-19 computational research

March 19, 2020 – May 31, 2020

On March 5, 2020, NSF released a dear colleague letter on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to express NSF's interest in

"... accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to better understand how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19. to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention; and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge."

Similarly, NIH has funding opportunities available, both a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and a NOSI announcing the availability of administrative supplements and revision supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

For Purdue researchers pursuing these or other opportunities, ITaP Research Computing and the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships are offering researchers short-term allocations of resources - computational or storage, for time-sensitive research on topics around COVID-19.

You don't have to be a current community cluster partner to request resources!

Requests for Halstead compute nodes, large memory nodes on Snyder, GPUs on Gilbreth, data storage or just help with solving workflow problems are examples of potential resource requests.

If you have a research problem you are working on around COVID-19, and require more or different computational resources to execute or scale, please send a description of your project and what type of resources you need to rcac-help@purdue.edu, and we will follow up and connect you with an appropriate computing systems to solve your Coronavirus research question.

Originally posted: March 19, 2020  10:23pm