PRACE 21st Call for Proposals for Project Access

Type of Access: Project Access

Opening Date: 03/03/2020 @ 09:00

Closing Date: 05/05/2020 @ 10:00 Brussels Time

Time until call closes: Call is now closed

THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL APPLICANTS.

Full Call Details:


Applicants’ reply to scientific reviews: Mid-July 2020
Submission of Progress Reports (Multi-year Projects) / Final Reports (Single-year Projects): 03 of June 2020 @ 10:00 CEST
Communication of allocation decision: End of September 2020
Allocation period for awarded proposals: 01/10/2020 – 30/09/2021
Type of Access (*): Single-year Project Access and Multi-year Project Access

(*) All proposals consist of 2 parts: An online form and the ‘Project scope and plan’. Please note that if you wish to continue work on a project that has finished or is ongoing, a new proposal (i.e. a continuation proposal) needs to be submitted in addition to a final/progress report.

Industry Access: Call 21 offers Principal Investigators from industry the possibility to apply for Single-year access to a special Industry Track which prioritises 10% of the total resources available (see Section 3.1.2 – Eligibility criteria for commercial companies in Call 21 “Terms of Reference” document).

The computer systems (called Tier-0 systems) and their operations that are accessible through PRACE are provided for this 21st call by 5 PRACE hosting members: GENCI representing France, GCS representing Germany, CINECA representing Italy, BSC representing Spain and ETH Zurich / CSCS representing Switzerland.

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.

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 an Industry Access track that prioritises 10% of the total resources available for this call for proposals for Single-year projects with a Principal Investigator from industry.

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.


Call related documents

The following documents form the reference for this call:

  • The Terms of Reference can be found here.
  • The Technical Guidelines for Applicants can be found here.
  • The form for the Project Scope and Plan can be found here.
System Architecture Site
(Country)
Core Hours
(node hours)
Minimum request
(core hours)
HAWK HPE Apollo GCS@HLRS (DE) 345 million
(2.7 million)
35 millon
Joliot-Curie KNL BULL Sequana X1000 GENCI@CEA (FR) 88 million
(1.4 million)
15 million
Joliot-Curie Rome BULL Sequana XH2000 GENCI@CEA (FR) 459 million
(3.6 million)
15 million
Joliot-Curie SKL BULL Sequana X1000 GENCI@CEA (FR) 124 million
(2.6 million)
15 million
JUWELS Booster BULL Sequana XH2000 GCS@JSC (DE) 35.04 million (*)
(0.73 million)
5.76 million(*)
JUWELS Cluster BULL Sequana X1000 GCS@JSC (DE) 70 million
(1.5 million)
35 million
Marconi100 IBM Power 9 AC922 Whiterspoon CINECA (IT) 660 million (*)
(1.875 million)
35 million
Use of GPUs
MareNostrum 4 Lenovo System BSC (ES) 240 million 30 million
Piz Daint Cray XC50 System ETH Zurich/CSCS (CH) 510 million
(7.5 million)
68 million
Use of GPUs
SuperMUC-NG Lenovo ThinkSystem GCS@LRZ (DE) 121 million
(2.5 million)
35 million

(*) Please consult Section 2 of the Terms of Reference for important details on the availability and technical aspects of this system.

THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL APPLICANTS.

Reports

Reports of projects will appear here.

Results

Results of projects will appear here.