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03.04.2018


PRACE – Call for Proposals

Preparatory Access...SHAPE

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2018 – 18th Call for Projects


 
Opens external link in new windowPRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is a Research Infrastructure (RI) that allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on high-performance computers from a series of hosting nations via a central peer review process. Additionally, support for code development and optimisation by experts amongst the PRACE RI members can be applied for.
 

Opens external link in new windowPRACE Preparatory Access is intended for testing and developing codes in order to prepare applications for PRACE Tier-0 project access.

The Call for Proposals for PRACE Preparatory Access Type A (to demonstrate scalability of the code on PRACE HPC systems) and Type B (undertake code development and optimisation) schemes is a continuously open call, with a maximum time-to-resources-access (start-date) of two weeks after the date of submission.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the Preparatory Access Type C which includes code development and optimisation with support from PRACE HPC experts. To bridge the gap between local university or site-specific computing resources and PRACE Tier-0 systems, the new Type D offers users to start the code adaption and optimisation work on a PRACE Tier-1 national system to finally reach Tier-0 system scalability, again supported by PRACE HPC experts.

Requests for Type C and Type D schemes are evaluated and granted on a quarterly schedule, with cut-offs for evaluations to be set at 11:00 AM CEST / CET of the first working day of March, June, September and December. Awarded proposals for Type C will have a maximum time-to-resources-access (start date) of two months after the relevant cut-off date.

Opens external link in new windowPRACE Project Access: Opens external link in new windowThe 17th Call for Proposals for Project Access is open from 7 March 2018 until 2 May 2018, 10:00 CET. Provisional planning for the next Calls: 18th Call (4 September 2018 until 30 October 2018) and 19th Call (5 March 2019 until 30 April 2019).

Scientists and researchers can apply for access to PRACE resources and industrial users can apply if they have their head offices or substantial R&D activity in Europe.

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.

Opens external link in new windowDECI (Tier-1) Access: The Distributed European Computing Initiative (DECI) is designed for projects requiring access to resources not currently available in the PI’s own country but where those projects do not require resources on the very largest (Tier-0) European Supercomputers or very large allocations of CPU.
Opens external link in new windowThe 14th Call for Proposals for DECI-14 (Tier-1) is open from 14 October 2016, 12:00 CEST until 21 November 2016, 17:00 CEST.

Opens external link in new windowPRACE SHAPE Programme, the SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe is a pan-European, PRACE-based programme supporting HPC adoption by SMEs. The Programme aims to raise awareness and equip European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities opened up by High Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness.
Opens external link in new windowThe Seventh Call for Applications to the SHAPE Programme is open from 3 April 2018 with a closing date of 1 June 2018.

(Announcement first posted on 30.10.2015)