• PRACE Project Access – 12th Call for Proposals

  • The 12th Call for proposals for PRACE Project Access (Tier-0) was open from 30 September 2015, 13:30 CET, until 12 November 2015, 12.00 (noon) CET.

    The 12th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals yielded 92 eligible proposals of which 27 (including 2 continuations of multi-year projects from the 10th Call) were awarded a total of 689.2 million core hours. For more information see the press release here.

    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 12th Call:

    • Reserves 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 don’t need to apply to this PRACE call – if funded by the EC, CoE requesting access to PRACE resources will be awarded PRACE resources from this reserve.

    The PRACE Access Committee, composed of leading European scientists and engineers, ranks the project proposals that will be awarded access to PRACE resources.

    PRACE is currently in a transition phase to a new funding and governance model. Unfortunately this necessitates a temporary reduction in the number of Tier-0 resources available for Call 12.

    Therefore the 12th Call will offer 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 will receive dedicated technical support at the hosting sites.

    The 12th Call Terms of Reference can be found here
    The 12th Call  Technical Guidelines for Applicants can be found here