BioLab

Call for Proposals

Call for the Summer of Simulation 2018 training program

     The LRZ invites Master and PhD Students starting in the field of simulation and supercomputing for the third "Summer of Simulation" (SoS). The goal of this training program is to develop a scalable and optimal setup for your applications from the fields of molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry or bioinformatics and run them on SuperMUC during the summer months. SoS participants can acquire a budget of up to 10 Mio CPU hours in the following two stage process.

     Write a short proposal (about 1 page) describing your project, your experience with simulation and supercomputing and your contact data and affiliation and send it to biolab@lrz.de by April  22 May 13 (deadline extended).

    The LRZ will pick up to eight participants from these proposals and assign each a tutor from the biolab application support. For a startup, each project will be granted 1Mio CPU hours on SuperMUC to develop and test a scalable setup of her/his application together with the tutor. The projects will be assisted to estimate the computer time needed. In a corresponding proposal, the projects can apply for additional 9 Mio CPU hours to be used from August through October. In a final workshop in October all participants share and discuss their results. Furthermore, we expect a two-page report from each participant at the end of the program.

Note that the call is limited to students from German research institutions/universities.

Previous Calls

Summer of Simulation 2017 training program:

The LRZ invites Master and PhD Students starting in the field of simulation and supercomputing for the second "Summer of Simulation" (SoS). The goal of this training program is to develop a scalable and optimal setup for your applications from the fields of molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry or bioinformatics and run them on SuperMUC during the summer months. SoS participants can acquire a budget of up to 10 Mio CPU hours in the following two stage process.

Write a short proposal (about 1 page) describing your project, your experience with simulation and supercomputing and your contact data and affiliation and send it to mathias@lrz.de by June 8, 2017.

The LRZ will pick up to five participants from these proposals and assign each a tutor from the biolab application support. For a startup, each project will be granted 1Mio CPU hours on SuperMUC to develop and test a scalable setup of her/his application together with the tutor. The projects will be assisted to estimate the computer time needed. In a corresponding proposal, the projects can apply for additional 9 Mio CPU hours to be used in August and September. In a final meeting in October all participants share their results. Furthermore, we expect a two-page report from each participant at the end of the program.

For a report on the Summer of Simulation 2016, see: https://www5.in.tum.de/quartl/2016/quartl80_n.pdf

SOS17 Accepted Projects

Summer of Simulation 2016

Large Scale Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Chemistry

The LRZ invites Master and PhD Students starting in the field of supercomputing for the first "Summer of Simulation" (SOS).  In this starting year, we focus on molecular dynamics and quantum chemistry projects with large computer time demands, either because of good parallelism or high throughput demands. The goal of this training program is to develop a scalable and optimal setup for your computations and run them on SuperMUC during the summer months. SOS participants can acquire a budget of up to  10 Mio CPU hours in the following two stage process.

Write a short proposal describing your project and your experience with simulation and supercomputing. The LRZ will pick up to four participants from these proposals and assign each a tutor from the life science application lab. For a startup, you will be granted 1Mio CPU hours on SuperMUC. In July you will develop and test a scalable setup of your simulation together with the tutor and estimate the computer time you need for your project. End of July you have to write a short report and proposal (4 pages) and give a short presentation in order to apply for up to 10 Mio CPU hours to be used in August and September.

We furthermore expect a two page report from each participant at the end of the program and plan for a jointly written article in the InSiDe supercomputing magazine.