Type of Access: Project Access
Opening Date: 03/03/2020 @ 09:00
Closing Date: 28/04/2020 @ 10:00 Brussels Time
Time until call closes: (
Full Call Details:
Opening date: 03 March 2020
Closing date: 28 April 2020, 10:00 CEST
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.
|HAWK||HPE Apollo||GCS@HLRS (DE)||345 million
|Joliot-Curie KNL||BULL Sequana X1000||GENCI@CEA (FR)||88 million
|Joliot-Curie Rome||BULL Sequana XH2000||GENCI@CEA (FR)||459 million
|Joliot-Curie SKL||BULL Sequana X1000||GENCI@CEA (FR)||124 million
|JUWELS Booster||BULL Sequana XH2000||GCS@JSC (DE)||35.04 million (*)
|JUWELS Cluster||BULL Sequana X1000||GCS@JSC (DE)||70 million
|Marconi100||IBM Power 9 AC922 Whiterspoon||CINECA (IT)||660 million (*)
Use of GPUs
|MareNostrum 4||Lenovo System||BSC (ES)||T.B.D.||30 million|
|Piz Daint||Cray XC50 System||ETH Zurich/CSCS (CH)||510 million
Use of GPUs
|SuperMUC-NG||Lenovo ThinkSystem||GCS@LRZ (DE)||121 million
(*) Please consult Section 2 of the Terms of Reference for important details on the availability and technical aspects of this system.
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