The PRACE 8th Call for Project Access is now open until 15 October 2013

The PRACE 8th Project Access Call for Proposals has been launched from 3 September to 15 October 2013.

In this call the entire PRACE Tier-0 Research Infrastructure is available:

  • “Curie”, Bull Bullx cluster (GENCI@CEA, France)
  • “Fermi”, IBM Blue Gene/Q (CINECA, Italy)
  • “Hermit”, Cray XE6 (GCS@HLRS, Germany)
  • “JUQUEEN”, IBM Blue Gene/Q (GCS@Jülich, Germany)
  • “MareNostrum”, IBM System X iDataplex (BSC, Spain)
  • “SuperMUC”, IBM System X iDataplex (GCS@LRZ, Germany)

Allocations will be for 1 year starting from early March, 2014. The call is targeted at individual researchers as well as multi-national research groups, asking for resources on a single or multiple machines. It targets large-scale, computationally intensive projects that would not be possible or productive without access to PRACE resources.

All applications will be evaluated against the highest peer-review standards. Applications must demonstrate scientific excellence, include elements of novelty, transformative aspects and have a recognized scientific impact.

Applications for Project Access must use codes that have been previously tested and that demonstrate high scalability and optimization to multi-core architectures or that demonstrate a requirement for ensemble simulations that need a very large amount of CPU overall.

More information on the PRACE 8th Call for Proposals can be found on the PRACE website »

The call will close on 15 October, noon (12:00 CET Brussels time).

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

Keep in mind the following important dates related to this Call:

Opening date: 3 September 2013

Closing date: 15 October, 12:00 CET noon – Brussels time

Allocation for 12 months

Starting date of awarded proposals: March 4, 2014

For any queries related to applications please contact:



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