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16th Call for Proposals for Project Access

The 16th PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access will be open from 26 September 2017 to 21 November 2017, 10:00 CET. 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 timetable for this Call is as follows:

Opening Date 26 September 2017
Closing Date 21 November 2017 – 10:00 AM CET
Applicants’ reply to scientific reviews January 2018
Communication of allocation decision End of March 2018
Allocation period for awarded proposals 3 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

The following systems will be available:

System Architecture Site (Country) Core Hours

(node hours)

Minimum request
Curie and its successor Irene – SKL Bull Bullx cluster / Bull Sequana (starting service in 2H 2018) GENCI@CEA (FR) 128 million

(3.9 million)

15 million core hours
Irene – KNL BULL Sequana (starting service in 2H 2018) GENCI@CEA (FR) 57 million

(0.8 million)

15 million core hours
Hazel Hen Cray XC40 System GCS@HLRS (DE) 70 million

(2.9 million)

35  million core hours
Juqueen successor Multicore cluster GCS@JSC (DE) 70 million
(tbd)
35 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) 105 million

(6.6  million)

35 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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