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inSiDE • Vol. 11 No. 2 • Autumn 2013
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PRACE: Results of the 7th Regular Call

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is continuously 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 iDataPlex system SuperMUC in Garching, of its Cray XE6 system Hermit in Stuttgart, and of its IBM Blue Gene/Q system JUQUEEN in Jülich. 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 7th call for proposals for computing time for the allocation time period September 3, 2013 to September 2, 2014 on the above systems closed March 26, 2013. Five research projects have been awarded a total of about 178 million compute core hours on SuperMUC and six have been awarded a total of about 120 million compute core hours on Hermit. On JUQUEEN, three proposals have been awarded a total of about 52 million compute core hours, while 48 million compute core hours were given to already approved long-term projects from previous calls.

Four of the newly awarded research projects are from France, two are from Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, each, and one is from Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, each. The research projects awarded computing time cover again many scientific areas, from Astrophysics to Medicine and Life Sciences. More details, also on the projects granted access to the machines in France, Italy, and Spain, can be found via the PRACE web page

The 8th call for proposals for the allocation time period from March 4, 2014 to March 3, 2015 closed on October 15, 2013 and evaluation is still under way, as of this writing. The 9th call for proposals will open in February 2014.

Details on calls can be found on

• Walter Nadler
Jülich Supercomputing Centre

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