April 7, 2021 — European researchers in academia and industry can apply for high-performance computing resources from Europe’s fastest supercomputers in the 23rd PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) Call for Proposals for Project Access.
There are six tier-0 supercomputers from five different countries available in this call. These large and capable supercomputers provide both GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and CPU (Central Processing Unit) based resources that support a range of use cases. Proposals can be based on a 12-months schedule (Single-year Projects), or, on a 24- or 36-months schedule (Multi-year Projects). In this call you can apply for very large projects, that provides major scientific impact. It enables you to access very large CPU resources, and in particular very large GPU resources that exceed the ones in Finnish Puhti-AI system by a significant margin.
Principal Investigators from industry have the possibility to apply for Single-year access to a special Industry Track which prioritises 10% of the total resources available. Industrial users can apply if they have their head offices or substantial R&D activity in Europe.
In addition, the call reserves 0.5% of the total resources available for Centres of Excellence (CoE) as selected by the European Commission under the E-INFRA-5-2015 call for proposals.
CSC will be pleased to help you in preparing applications, especially regarding the technical questions. If you consider applying for the PRACE computing resources, you may contact CSC’s Development Manager Sebastian von Alfthan (sebastian.von.alfthan(a)csc.fi, tel. 040 588 8688).
The proposals should be submitted through the new portal for submission which was opened on Thursday 1st of April 2021.
The call #23 closes on Tuesday 27th of April 2021 at 11:00 Finnish time (10:00 CET).