Carnegie Mellon University

Neocortex Allocations

Neocortex accepts allocation requests twice a year. The next round of submissions are welcomed from June 8, 2022 through July 15, 2022 for allocations starting on September 1, 2022. For further information on the type of projects encouraged to apply, please select the "Neocortex Active Projects" button at the bottom of this page. For specifics on the ML layers supported by the Cerebras hardware, please select the "Cerebras documentation" button at the bottom of this page.

On June 1, 2022 a webinar will be held in preparation for the summer submission opportunity. In this webinar, an overview of the Neocortex system and an update and the supported ML models and applications will be presented. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions.

Please note the eligibility criteria to use this PSC resource free of charge: Projects must be non-proprietary and awardees are wholly responsible for conducting their research project activities and preparing results for publication. To apply, you must be a researcher or educator at a US academic or non-profit research institution. A principal investigator (PI) may not be a high school, undergraduate or graduate student; a qualified advisor must serve in this capacity. Postdocs are eligible to serve as PI. Please contact us at if you have questions about your eligibility to apply.

Program Important Dates and Deadlines

Neocortex Summer 2022 Allocation Submissions


Date (ET)


June 1, 2022

Application begins

June 8, 2022

Application ends

July 15, 2022

Response ends

August 15, 2022

Allocation starts

Sep 1, 2022

Neocortex Active Projects   Cerebras documentation

For more information about Neocortex, explore the project page. For questions about this program, please email