• PRACE Project Access-11th Call for Proposals

  • The 11th Call for proposals for PRACE Project Access (Tier-0) was open from 9 February 2015, 13:30 CET, until 18 March 2015, 12.00 (noon) CET.

    Proposals could be based on a 12-months schedule, or, for Multi-year Projects, on a 24- or 36-months schedule. The allocation of awarded resources was made for 1 year at a time with provisional allocations awarded for the 2nd and 3rd year.

    Additionally, the 11th Call:

    • Offered the opportunity to launch a pilot call for joint data storage services and resources. This call was a pilot and its future continuation shall be subject to evaluation. This pilot case was proposed jointly with PRACE associated members and partners willing to provide storage and associated data services under the PRACE umbrella including EUDAT, EU-T0, BSC, CaSToRC, EPCC/EPSRC, and SURFsara.
    • Reserved 0.5% of the total resources available for the 11th Call for Centres of Excellence (CoE) as selected by the EC under the E-INFRA-5-2015 call for proposals. CoE did not need to apply to this PRACE call – if funded by the EC, CoE requesting access to PRACE resources were awarded PRACE resources from this reserve.

    With PRACE 1.0 evolving into PRACE 2.0, a balanced contribution of the PRACE Hosting Members was sought. This transition phase has led to a reduced offer of resources.
    Therefore the 11th Call will offered resources on only:

    • Fermi, an IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer operated by CINECA, Italy
    • MareNostrum, an IBM System x iDataPlex supercomputer operated by BSC, Spain

    Both systems are suitable for to a wide variety of codes and awarded projects received dedicated technical support at the hosting sites.

    The 11th Call Terms of Reference can be found here

    The 11th Call Technical Guidelines for Applicants can be found here