Announcements

PRACE Project Access

Information on the Calls for Proposals for PRACE Project Access.


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The PRACE 15th Call for Proposals for Project Access is now open until 30 May 2017, 10:00 CEST. The Terms of Reference can be found here. The Technical Guidelines for Applicants can be found here. The Project Scope and Plan template can be found here.


The subsequent PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access is expected to open in September 2017.

PRACE systems available in the present Call:

System Architecture Site (Country) Core Hours
(node hours)
Minimum request
Curie Bull Bullx cluster GENCI@CEA (FR) 128 million
(5.5 million)
15 million
core hours
Curie successor BULL Sequana (starting service in Q2 2018) GENCI@CEA (FR) 36 million
(0.5 million)
15 million
core hours
Hazel Hen Cray XC40 System GCS@HLRS (DE) 57 million
(2.4 million)
20 million
core hours
Marconi-Broadwell Lenovo System CINECA (IT) 36 million
(1 million)
15 million core hours
Marconi-KNL Lenovo System CINECA (IT) 442 million
(6.5 million)
30 million core hours
MareNostrum Lenovo System BSC (ES) 475 million
(10 million)
15 million core hours
Piz Daint Cray XC50 System CSCS (CH) 510 million
(7.5 million)
68 million core hours
Use of GPUs
SuperMUC IBM System X iDataplex/ Lenovo NextScale GCS@LRZ (DE) 44 million
(2.4 million)
15 million core hours

Applications for Project Access must use codes that have been previously tested and that demonstrate high scalability and optimisation to multi-core architectures or that demonstrate a requirement for ensemble simulations that need a very large amount of CPU/GPU overall.

More information can be found here:

For development and scaling of HPC codes, PRACE offers Preparatory Access here

Please note: The dates in these schedules are a pre-announcement and may need to be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. The schedules published on these pages supersede all previously released schedules for PRACE Calls for Proposals.

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