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PRACE: Results of the 5th and 6th Regular Calls

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is offering supercomputing resources on the highest level (tier-0) to European researchers.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) is currently dedicating shares of its IBM Blue Gene/Q system JUQUEEN in Jülich, of its Cray XE6 system Hermit in Stuttgart, and of its IBM iDataPlex system SuperMUC in Garching. France, Italy, and Spain are dedicating shares on their systems CURIE, hosted by GENCI at CEA-TGCC in Bruyères-Le-Châtel, FERMI, hosted by CINECA in Casalecchio di Reno, and MareNostrum, hosted by BSC in Barcelona.

The 5th call for proposals for computing time closed on 30 May 2012. Nine re- search projects have been awarded a total of about 310 million compute core hours on JUQUEEN, ten have been awarded a total of about 160 million compute core hours on Hermit, and eight have been awarded a total of about 200 million compute core hours on SuperMUC for the allocation time period 1 November 2012 to 30 October 2013. Seven of those research projects are from Germany, five are from France, two are from the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, each, while one is from Belgium.

The 6th call for proposals for computing time on the above systems closed on 14 November 2012. Six research proj- ects have been awarded a total of about 260 million compute core hours on JUQUEEN, five have been awarded a total of about 160 million compute core hours on Hermit, and ten have been awarded a total of about 200 million compute core hours on SuperMUC for the allocation time period 4 March 2013 to 3 March 2014. Five of those research projects are from Germany, three are from France and Italy, each, two are from Switzerland, and one is from Australia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom, each.

The research projects awarded computing time cover many scientific areas, from Astrophysics to Medicine and Life Sciences. More details, also on the proj- ects granted access to the machines in France, Italy, and Spain, can be found via the PRACE web pages www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-5thRegular-Call and www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-6thRegular-Call

The 7th call for proposals for the allocation time period 3 September 2013 to 2 September 2014 closed 26 March 2013 and evaluation is still under way, as of this writing.

Details on calls can be found on www.prace-ri.eu/Call-Announcements.

• Walter Nadler
Jülich Supercomputing Centre


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