PRACE Project Access

Information on the Calls for Proposals for PRACE Project Access.


PRACE publishes its Calls for Proposals for Project Access twice per year according to a fixed schedule:

  • Call opens in February > Access is provided starting September of the same year.
  • Call opens in September > Access is provided starting March of the next year.

The PRACE 14th Call for Proposals for Project Access is now open until 21 November 2016, 10:00 CET. The Terms of Reference can be found here. The Technical Guidelines for Applicants can be found here.

PRACE systems available in this Call:

System Architecture Site (Country) Core Hours Node Hours
Curie Bull Bullx cluster GENCI@CEA (FR) 113 million 7 million
Hazel Hen Cray XC40 System GCS@HLRS (DE) 57 million 2.4 million
Juqueen IBM BlueGene/Q system GCS@JSC (DE) 350 million 4.6 million
Marconi Lenovo System CINECA (IT) 630 million (KNL)

35 million (Broadwell)

9.2 million

1 million

MareNostrum IBM System X iDataplex BSC (ES) 316 million 7 million
Piz Daint Cray XC30 System CSCS (CH) 476 million 7 million
SuperMUC IBM System X iDataplex/ Lenovo NextScale GCS@LRZ (DE) 30 million (SuperMUC 1)

14 million (SuperMUC 2)

1.9 million

0.5 million

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 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.

Important dates pertaining to the
13th Call for Project Access:

  • Allocation end date of award: 31 August 2017

Important dates pertaining to the 12th Call for Project Access:

  • Allocation end date of award: 13 March 2017


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