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Application for Large-Scale Projects on SuperMUC

The GCS Large-Scale call is open for project leaders, whose affiliation is in Germany (or is a foreign office of a German institution). Interested researchers from abroad (within Europe) are invited to apply via PRACE.

Project applications for SuperMUC may be submitted by any scientist qualified in his or her respective field of research. Computing resources are allocated on the basis of independent referees' reports. Apart from the scientific relevance of the project, an important criterion for the allocation of computing resources is that the project can make efficient use of the computer and use a large number of processors in parallel for the simulations.

Large-scale projects (35 Mill. core hours or more) are peer-reviewed by a committee of the GCS.

The next call for proposals will be announced at the end of July 2016. The deadline for the next application is 26 August 2016, 17:00.

Please, first prepare a detailed project description that you will have to upload to the electronic questionnaire as a pdf file. Follow the guidelines about form, content and size of the project description. Take particular care that

  • the estimate of the applied computing time is verifiable by the reviewer,
  • a plot is supplied that shows the scalability of the program under realistic production conditions, and that
  • you provide information on computing projects and applications for computing time you have with other supercomputing centres.

If you wish to add supplemental material to the project description (unpublished manuscripts etc.), please collect that in a second pdf-file. Also this file you will have to upload to the electronic questionnaire.

Please fill in the electronic questionnnaire completely and attach the project description and - if necessary - the supplemental material as pdf files. Please also note that you have to provide technical information on your jobs, so have these data available (see  Additional data needed for SuperMUC (PDF, 180 kB) ).

Electronic questionnaire (open end of July 2016 - 26 August 2016, 17:00)

 Template for Project Proposal for Tier 0/Tier1 HPC access at GCS (PDF, 321 kB)
 Template for Project Proposal for Tier 0/Tier1 HPC access at GCS (docx, 241 kB)
 Template for Project Proposal for Tier 0/Tier1 HPC access at GCS (FileTypex-tar, 389 kB)

Please make sure that your data are complete and check them. Finally, please print the application form and send a signed paper copy to the address below:


GCS Large-Scale Projects
c/o Coordination Office for the Allocation of Computing Time
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich