PRACE Call for Proposals for 5th Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized Call for DECI-9 (Tier-1)



Opening date: 17th April 2012

Closing date: 30th May 2012, 12:00 CEST

Start date: 1st November 2012

Allocation period: 1 year from 1 Nov 2012 to 31 Oct 2013

Type of access: Project access and Multi-year access

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is a Research Infrastructure that allows researchers to apply for high-performance computers time from a series of hosting nations via a central peer review process. This call is the fifth PRACE-RI Regular call for Project access, inviting applications for high-end (Tier-0) computing resources to carry out projects which have high scientific quality and impact. Allocation will be for 1 year starting from 1st November 2012.

This Call is also open to applications for Multi-year Projects lasting up to 2 years. Allocation of resources is made one year at a time, with provisional allocations awarded for the second year. All Multi-year Access Projects are subject to annual peer review, based on progress report, and the allocation of resources shall be adjusted accordingly.

The call also invites proposals for project access to Tier-1 resources, via DECI, the Distributed European Computing Initiative, providing single project cross-national access to national (Tier-1) HPC-resources. The deadline for submission of proposals both for Tier-0 and for Tier-1 is 30th May 2012 at 12:00 CEST.

Tier-0 machines available:

  • IBM Blue Gene/Q “JUQUEEN” (GCS@Jülich, Germany);
  • Bull Bullx cluster “CURIE” (GENCI@CEA, France);
  • Cray XE6 “HERMIT” (GCS@HLRS, Germany);
  • SuperMUC (GCS@LRZ, Germany);
  • MareNostrum (BSC, Spain);
  • FERMI (CINECA, Italy).

Tier-1 machines available:IBM Blue Gene/Q and Blue Gene/P, Cray XT and XE, IBM Power 6, range of large clusters including GPU resources made available from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

This article was first published on on Tuesday 17 April 2012.


The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is to enable high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. 

PRACE seeks to realise this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. 

PRACE aisbl is funded by the PRACE Members The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020).

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