Information on the Calls for Proposals for PRACE Project Access.
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PRACE 18th Call for Proposals for Project Access
- Opening date: 04 September 2018
- Closing date: 30 October 2018, 10:00 CET
- Applicants’ reply to scientific reviews: January 2019
- Submission of a progress/final report for continuation projects: 7 December 2018, 10:00 Brussels Time
- Communication of allocation decision: End of March 2019
- Allocation period for awarded proposals: 02 April 2019 – 01 April 2020
- Type of Access: Project Access and Multi-Year Project Access
Pilot Phase from the European ICEI project (Fenix Research Infrastructure)
This call includes the opportunity to benefit from resources by the European ICEI project, contributed as a Pilot Phase.
|System||Architecture||Site (Country)||Core Hours (node hours)||Minimum request|
|Joliot Curie – SKL||BULL Sequana X1000||GENCI@CEA (FR)||142 million (3 million)||15 million core hours|
|Joliot Curie – KNL||BULL Sequana X1000||GENCI@CEA (FR)||101 million (1.5 million)||15 million core hours|
|JUWELS||BULL Sequana X1000||GCS@JSC (DE)||70 million (1.5 million)||35 million core hours|
|Marconi-Broadwell||Lenovo System||CINECA (IT)||36 million (1 million)||15 million core hours|
|Marconi-KNL||Lenovo System||CINECA (IT)||610 million (9 million)||30 million core hours|
|MareNostrum||Lenovo System||BSC (ES)||240 million (5 million)||30 million core hours|
|Piz Daint||Cray XC50 System||ETH Zurich / CSCS (CH)||510 million (7.5 million)||68 million core hours
Use of GPUs
|SuperMUC-NG*||Lenovo ThinkSystem||GCS@LRZ (DE)||125 million
|35 million core hours|
*Please note, that SuperMUC-NG will not start operating until Q1/2019. For Call 18, scaling data on a Skylake based system (e.g. Joliot-Curie) will be accepted for the technical evaluation.
The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association (aisbl) with its seat in Brussels. The mission of PRACE is to enable high impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to achieve this mission by offering world class high performance computing (HPC), computing and data management resources and services for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe through a peer review process. The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 730913.
The computer systems (called Tier-0 systems) and their operations that are accessible through PRACE are provided for this 18th call by 5 PRACE hosting members: BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich / CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany, and GENCI representing France.
Scientists and researchers can apply for access to PRACE resources. Industrial users can apply if they have their head offices or substantial R&D activity in Europe. Access is devoted solely for open R&D research purposes.
The Call is open to:
Project Access: Proposals can be based on a 12-months schedule (Single-year Projects), or, on a 24- or 36-months schedule (Multi-year Projects). The allocation of awarded resources is made 1 year at a time with provisional allocations awarded for the 2nd and 3rd year.
Additionally, the Call:
- reserves 0.5% of the total resources available for this call for Centres of Excellence (CoE) as selected by the European Commission under the E-INFRA-5-2015 call for proposals.
- includes a Pilot Phase from the European ICEI project (Fenix Research Infrastructure)
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.
PRACE Project Access Call 19
- Call 19
- Opening of the call: 5 March 2019
- Closing of the call: 30 April 2019, 10:00 Brussels time
- Allocation period: From 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020
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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