eCSE Programme Overview
Through a series of regular calls, Embedded CSE (eCSE) support provides funding to the ARCHER2 user community to develop software in a sustainable manner, to run on the ARCHER2 system, or to prepare for a future Exascale successor. Projects targeting a future GPU platform are welcome, as are projects looking at any aspect of preparing the ARCHER2 software stack for Exascale. Note projects that only target improvements for existing platforms (other than ARCHER2), rather than preparing for future Exascale systems, are not in scope.
The funding allows the employment of a Research Software Engineer (RSE) to carry out software development of ARCHER2 software, or work targeting a future Exascale successor. This development work may include but is not limited to the implementation of algorithmic improvements, improvements to scalability, portability, sustainability or maintainability, or may include the addition of new functionality to a code which in turn will allow new science to be carried out. For work targeting future Exascale systems, this may include but is not limited to GPU development, improvements to the resiliency of the code, or improvements to parallelisation or I/O likely to be required at Exascale.
The RSE may be based at the institution of the PI, at a third party institution, or can include staff from the centralised CSE support team, or the project may use a mixture of the above.
Upcoming eCSE Calls
|eCSE call||Opening date||Technical evaluation deadline||Final proposal deadline|
|1st: ARCHER2 eCSE01||19 May 2020||16:00 on 16 Jun 2020||16:00 on 7 Jul 2020|
|2nd: ARCHER2 eCSE02||8 Sep 2020||16:00 on 6 Oct 2020||16:00 on 27 Oct 2020|
|3rd: ARCHER2 eCSE03||8 Dec 2020||16:00 on 23 Feb 2021||16:00 on 16 Mar 2021|
|4th: ARCHER2 eCSE04||20 Apr 2021||16:00 on 18 May 2021||16:00 on 8 Jun 2021|
|5th: ARCHER2 eCSE05||7 Sep 2021||16:00 on 5 Oct 2021||16:00 on 26 Oct 2021|
|6th: ARCHER2 eCSE06||7 Dec 2021||16:00 on 22 Feb 2022||16:00 on 15 Mar 2022|
|7th: ARCHER2 eCSE07||19 Apr 2022||16:00 on 24 May 2022||16:00 on 14 Jun 2022|
|8th: ARCHER2 eCSE08||6 Sep 2022||16:00 on 4 Oct 2022||16:00 on 25 Oct 2022|
|9th: ARCHER2 eCSE09||6 Dec 2022||16:00 on 21 Feb 2023||16:00 on 14 Mar 2023|
|10th: ARCHER2 eCSE10||18 Apr 2023||16:00 on 23 May 2023||16:00 on 13 Jun 2023|
|11th: ARCHER2 eCSE11||12 Sep 2023||16:00 on 10 Oct 2023||16:00 on 31 Oct 2023|
|12th: ARCHER2 eCSE12||5 Dec 2023||16:00 on 20 Feb 2024||16:00 on 12 Mar 2024|
Current Call Information
The 11th ARCHER2 eCSE call (ARCHER2 eCSE11) opened on the 12 Sep 2023. The deadline for submitting documents for technical evaluations is 16:00 on 10 Oct 2023, and the final deadline for proposal submission is 16:00 on 31 Oct 2023. The early career eCSE Panel Observers opened alongside the eCSE call and the deadline for applications for this call is 16:00 on 10 Oct 2023.
Further details on the eCSE Calls page.
Previous eCSE Projects
The list of all previous eCSE projects funded under the ARCHER2 service can be found on the eCSE Panels page.