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The PRACE 8th Call for Project Access


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Posted on 6 September 2013

The PRACE 8th Call for Project Access is now open until 15 October 2013.

This Call for Proposals targets large-scale, computationally intensive projects that would not be possible or productive without access to PRACE resources.

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.

The Terms of Reference for the 8th Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access can be found here. The accompanying Technical Guidelines can be found here

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


The systems available for Project Access are:

  • “Curie”, Bull Bullx cluster (GENCI@CEA, France)
  • “Fermi”, IBM Blue Gene/Q (CINECA, Italy)
  • “Hermit”, Cray XE6 (GCS@HLRS, Germany)
  • “JUQUEEN”, IBM Blue Gene/Q (GCS@Jülich, Germany)
  • “MareNostrum”, IBM System X iDataplex (BSC, Spain)
  • “SuperMUC”, IBM System X iDataplex (GCS@LRZ, Germany)

The schedule for the next Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access is:

8th call
Call opens 3 September 2013, 12:00 (noon) CEST (Brussels Time)
Call closes 15 October 2013, 12:00 (noon) CEST (Brussels Time)
Administrative Validation 18 October 2013
Applicant responses received 13 January 2014
Allocation Decision 17 February 2014
Tier-0 Access, for 1 year allocation 4 March 2014 until 3 March 2015

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