Call for proposals for 5th PRACE Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized DECI-9 Call (Tier-1)

  • Opening date: April 17th, 2012
  • Closing date: May 30st, 2012, at 12.00 CEST CLOSED
  • Allocation start date: 1st November, 2012
  • Allocation period: 1 year for Project Access and DECI, 1+1 year for Multi-year Access
  • Type of access: Project Access and Multi-year access (Tier-0) and DECI (Tier-1)

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), the European research infrastructure for High Performance Computing (HPC), makes it possible for researchers from across Europe and the world to apply for access to Tier-0 HPC systems via a peer-review process.

The 5th PRACE Project Access Call for Proposals is intended for large-scale projects of excellent scientific merit and for which a significant European added-value and major impact at international level is anticipated.

This Call is also open to applications for Multi-year Projects lasting up to 2 years. The allocation of awarded resources is made 1 year at a time with provisional allocations awarded for the second year. Please note that this first Multi-year Access Call is to be considered as a test case and its continuation shall be subject to evaluation.

This Call also invites proposals for project access to Tier-1 resources, via DECI, the Distributed European Computing Initiative, providing single project cross-national access to national (Tier-1) HPC-resources. The DECI Call, its processes, the procedures and mechanisms are explained in detail in section “DECI Call”.

The deadline for submission of proposals both for Tier-0 and for Tier-1 is May 30st, 2012 at 12:00 CEST.

Further details on the standard application procedure can be found on the PRACE website (“How to Apply”).

Six Tier-0 machines are available: IBM Blue Gene/Q “JUQUEEN” (GCS@Jülich, Germany); Bull Bullx cluster “CURIE” (GENCI@CEA, France); Cray XE6 “HERMIT” (GCS@HLRS, Germany); “SuperMUC” (GCS@LRZ, Germany); “MareNostrum” (BSC, Spain); “FERMI” (CINECA, Italy).

The Tier-1 HPC systems are IBM Blue Gene/Q and Blue Gene/P, Cray XT and XE, IBM Power 6, range of large clusters including GPU resources, available from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

The joint Call for proposals can be found here.

How to apply