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News Archive 2008

2008-12-19

DCSC issues Calls for Proposals, totalling DKK 27 million (Closing date 1 March 2009)

DCSC encourages researchers or research teams, who would like access to Scientific Computing resources, to apply for DCSC grants.

See the complete call texts at:


2008-12-01

DCSC board meeting

The DCSC board conducted its forth meting in 2008 on 1 December. The meeting was devoted to discussions with the DCSC system administrators about how best to present DCSC operations statistics and a joint web-layout. Also the Norwegian HPC model was presented. See the presentation: The Norwegian e-Infrastructure for Computational Science - Notur, NorGrid, NorStore.pdf.

  • Minutes, will be published when approved

2008-11-25

New trends within High Performance Computing, with big consequences for DCSC users

DCSC system administrators conclude significant trends from fact-finding-trip to the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC08), Austin, USA, 17-21 November 2008.


2008-10-10

DCSC board meeting

The DCSC board conducted its third meting in 2008 on 10 November. The meeting was devoted to discussions with the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (attending the meeting) about DCSCs current operations and future strategy.


2008-10-01

New Danish Report on HPC in Denmark

A consortium consisting of two Danish universities issues a vision for a new - markedly different - Danish High-Performance Scientific Computing Facility. The study is initiated by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for the purpose of evaluating the situation for High Performance Computing (HPC) in Denmark and, in particular, to investigate the need for a large TOP100 HPC facility.

Please note that DCSC do not share the views and conclusions forwarded in the report.


2008-09-10

Nordic countries joint Grid computing facility starts to process data from the largest scientific experiment ever

The Danish Center for Scientific Computing (DCSC) is contributing significant High Performance Computing and Storage recourses to the latest CERN experiment, dubbed the greatest scientific experiment ever, using the biggest machine ever built by mankind - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC). DCSC is the Danish partner in a joint Nordic partnership contribution, the so called Nordic DataGrid Facility (NDGF).


2008-06-16

DCSC distributes DKK 26 million (EUR 3,5 million) to HPC, Grid computing and advanced user support

The DCSC board grants DKK 18 million to Scientific Computing hardware and DKK 8 million to Centres for Advanced User Support (CAUS). Competition was tough this year. None acquired all the funding or resources they asked for, while others where outcompeted. 26 financial grants where given together with a further six resource grants to the DCSC pool of free resources.


2008-06-13

DCSC board meeting

The DCSC board conducted its second meting in 2008 on 13 June. The meeting was devoted to distributing grants to applications submitted to the DCSC call for proposals 1 February 2008 ( http://www.dcsc.dk/grant_applications.html#2008-02-01). Information on grant distribution will be posted separately.


2008-06-04

Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation sets the overhead rate for DCSC grants to 11%

DCSC grant holder's research institutions are allowed to deduct up to 11% from any DCSC grant, as an institution overhead. The figure is set by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and derives from a mixture of factors. The general university overhead rate is in 2008 raised from 20% to 35%. However, DCSC funds originate from the Finance Bill as well as from a substantial Research Infrastructure Grant (http://www.dcsc.dk/news_current.html#2007-12-14). Overheads are not deductable from Research Infrastructure Grants. Furthermore, the Finance Ministry is of the conviction that all DCSC funding is of an infrastructure type, and hence should not be subject to overheads. The overhead rate for 2009 and onwards will be discussed with the ministries during autumn 2008.


2008-04-17

DCSC User Conference 1 April 2008

140 DCSC users and interested parties participated 1 April 2008 in the DCSC conference at Technical University of Denmark (DTU). A wide range of areas within state-of-the-art High-Performance Computing (HPC) was presented and discussed. 9 presentations representing a number of use-cases and DCSC as well as 42 research posters were presented.


2008-04-15

DCSC board meeting

The DCSC board conducted its first meting in 2008 on 1 April 2008.


2008-03-04

Nordic Grid Strategy Meeting

DCSC participates in Nordic Strategy Workshop about Nordic cooperation among the National Grid Initiatives (NGI's) and within the Nordic DataGrid Facility (NDGF).


2008-02-01

DCSC issues two Calls for Proposals, totalling DKK 26 million (Closing date 1 April 2008)

DCSC encourages researchers or research teams, who would like access to Scientific Computing resources, to apply for DCSC grants. Further, DCSC encourages research teams in cooperation with DCSC regional operating centres to apply for Scientific Computing related support.

DCSC asks for grant application concerning two subject areas:

  • Funding for, or access to, Scientific Computing hardware (Total funding DKK 18 million)
  • Funding for Centres for Advanced User Support (CAUS) (Total funding DKK 8 million)

See the complete call texts at: