12th PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access is open

  • Posted on: 29 April 2016
  • By: admin

12th PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access

Open from 30 September 2015, 13:30 CEST until 11 November 2015, 12:00 (noon) CET.

Proposals can be based on a 12-months schedule, or, for Multi-year Projects, on a 24- or 36-months schedule. The allocation of awarded resources is made for 1 year at a time with provisional allocations awarded for the 2nd and 3rd year.

Additionally, the 12th Call:

  • Reserves 0.5% of the total resources available for the 12th Call for Centres of Excellence (CoE) as selected by the EC under the E-INFRA-5-2015 call for proposals. CoE don't need to apply to this PRACE call ; if funded by the EC, CoE requesting access to PRACE resources will be awarded PRACE resources from this reserve.

Therefore the 12th Call will offer resources on only:

  • FERMI, an IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer operated by CINECA, Italy
  • MareNostrum, an IBM System x iDataPlex supercomputer operated by BSC, Spain

Important dates

  • Opening date: 30 September 2015, 13:30 CET
  • Closing date: 11 November 2015, 12:00 (noon) CET
  • Response of applicants to reviews: 18 - 22 January 2016
  • Anticipated allocation decisions: first week of March 2016
  • Allocation start date of awarded proposals: 14 March 2016
  • Allocation end date of award: 13 March 2017

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

More information can be found at

Fri, 2015-10-02 10:18 | Birgitte Brydsö

Updated: 2018-10-05, 13:40