There are several pathways available for researchers and educators to apply to use Blue Waters for their work.
National Science Foundation
At least 80 percent of the capacity of Blue Waters—about 150 million node-hours each year—has been available scientists and engineers across the country through the National Science Foundation's Petascale Computing Resource Allocation program.
There will be no new allocations on Blue Waters through this program.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time is reserved for faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For application details, visit https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/illinois-allocations.
A portion of the University of Illinois Blue Waters allocation is being made available to the Blue Waters professors. For more details see https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/bw-professors
Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation
There will be no new allocations on Blue Waters through the GLCPC.
Allocations are available for educators and students. For application details, visit https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/education-allocations
There will be no new allcations on Blue Waters through the Broadening Particiaption program. https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/broadening-participation-allocations
NCSA's industry partners and industry partners of any of the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation institutions also have opportunities to use Blue Waters. To apply for a Blue Waters industry allocation visit, https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/new_account/bwspecialprojects/psp/.
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.