Opportunity to become a Neocortex user and gain access to Cerebras accelerators

The Neocortex team is pleased to announce the Neocortex Spring 2023 Call for Proposals (NeocortexSpring2023CFP). Neocortex is an NSF-funded supercomputer that features Cerebras accelerators and an HPE Superdome Flex server designed to radically speed up AI and HPC research. The mission of Neocortex is to characterize the strengths and limitations of these promising hardware technologies. Access to Neocortex is offered at no-cost for research and education, and at cost-recovery rates for other purposes. If you are interested in becoming a Neocortex user, we invite you to participate in this upcoming CFP and attend the upcoming informational webinar


Submissions will be accepted via EasyChair from March 15th through April 12th, 2023 (please check the CFP website for the submission link). New users are expected to gain access to the system starting in mid May, 2023.


There are two options to learn more about the NeocortexSpring2023CFP:

  1. Attend the webinar Neocortex Spring 2023 Call for Proposals and System Overview to be hosted by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center via Zoom on Tuesday, February 28, 2-3 pm (ET). In this webinar, our team will provide a system and software overview, and describe the logistics of the upcoming NeocortexSpring2023CFP (application process, acceptance criteria, sample applications, program expectations, and timeline). Come prepared with questions. Please, make sure to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  2. Visit the official NeocortexSpring2023CFP webpage.

If you have any questions, please email us at neocortex@psc.edu.