PRACE – Call for Proposals

apply for HPC computing time:

Mar 3 - May 5, 2020 – 21th CALL FOR PROJECTS (PRACE: Tier-0)

Opens external link in new windowPRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is a Research Infrastructure (RI) that allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on high-performance computers from a series of hosting nations via a central peer review process. Additionally, support for code development and optimisation by experts amongst the PRACE RI members can be applied for.

Austria joined PRACE on 11 July 2018

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PRACE HPC Access – Call for Proposals:

Opens external link in new windowPRACE Preparatory Access is intended for testing and developing codes in order to prepare applications for PRACE Tier-0 project access.

The Call for Proposals for PRACE Preparatory Access Type A (to demonstrate scalability of the code on PRACE HPC systems) and Type B (undertake code development and optimisation) schemes is a continuously open call, with a maximum time-to-resources-access (start-date) of 2–3 weeks after the date of submission.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the Preparatory Access Type C which includes code development and optimisation with support from PRACE HPC experts. To bridge the gap between local university or site-specific computing resources and PRACE Tier-0 systems, Type D offers users to start the code adaption and optimisation work on a PRACE Tier-1 national system to finally reach Tier-0 system scalability, again supported by PRACE HPC experts.

Requests for Type C and Type D schemes are evaluated and granted on a quarterly schedule, with cut-offs for evaluations to be set at 11:00 AM CEST / CET of the first working day of March, June, September and December. Awarded proposals for Type C will have a maximum time-to-resources-access (start date) of two months after the relevant cut-off date.

Opens external link in new windowPRACE Project Access: Opens external link in new windowThe 21th Call for Proposals for Project Access is open from 3 March 2020 until 5 May 2020, 10:00 CEST. Through an Industry Access Pilot this call offers Principal Investigators from industry the possibility to apply for Single-year access to a special Industry Track which prioritises 10% of the total resources available.

Scientists and researchers can apply for access to PRACE resources and industrial users can apply if they have their head offices or substantial R&D activity in Europe.

The PRACE Access Committee, composed of leading international scientists and engineers, ranks the proposals received and produces a recommendation to award PRACE resources based on scientific and technical excellence.

Applications to PRACE computing resources must use codes that have been properly tested, and that demonstrate either high performance and scalability on the PRACE systems requested or a need for ensemble simulations that require a very large amount of CPU time overall.

Opens external link in new windowDECI (Tier-1) Access: The Distributed European Computing Initiative (DECI) is designed for projects requiring access to resources not currently available in the PI’s own country but where those projects do not require resources on the very largest (Tier-0) European Supercomputers or very large allocations of CPU.
Opens external link in new windowThe 16th Call for Proposals for DECI-16 (Tier-1) was open from 16 December 2019, 12:00 UTC until 31 January 2020, 17:00 UTC.

Opens external link in new windowPRACE SHAPE Programme, the SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe is a pan-European, PRACE-based programme supporting HPC adoption by SMEs. The Programme aims to raise awareness and equip European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities opened up by High Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness.
Opens external link in new windowThe 10th Call for Applications to the SHAPE Programme was open from 1 October 2019 until 1 December 2019.

(Announcement first posted on 30.10.2015.)

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