Update: Blue Waters was permanently shut down at the end of 2021. Information about accessing other computational resources is available at https://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/expertise/compute-resources/computing-systems-and-services/
There are four types of allocations available on Blue Waters.
Innovation and Exploration
Allocations are available for innovation and exploration of new uses for high performance computation and data analysis. For application details, visit https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/innovation-allocations.
COVID-19 Related Research
Blue Waters is making time available for COVID-19 related work via the HPC consortium. To apply please visit the consortium web site and specify Blue Waters in your request
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time is reserved for faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A call for proposals was issued in Fall 2020. For more information about this process visit https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/illinois-allocations.
A special, limited allocation for faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to do new COVID-19 related work is now available for proposals that require less than 500,000 Node*Hours. Proposals above that limit need to apply to the COVID-19 HPC Consortium.
For applications below 500,000 NH, visit https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/innovation-allocations and select COVID-19.
Allocations are no longer available for training and education activities.