Applying for Computing Time on JSC Resources

The GCS-call is open for project leaders whose affiliation is in Germany (or is a foreign office of a German institution). German scientists are also eligible if they are working in an international organisation with significant German participation (such as CERN, ESA, ESO) and do not have a permanent position there. Interested researchers from abroad (within Europe) are invited to apply via PRACE.

For large-scale projects, a competitive review and resource allocation process is established by GCS. Large-scale projects are peer reviewed by a committee of the GCS. If approved, they will get increased user support and preferential processing of their jobs. Regular projects are peer-reviewed by a committee from the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) on behalf of GCS.

JUWELS (Jülich Wizard for European Leadership Science) is a modular system to be installed in several steps. The current cluster module (CPU) is equipped with 2,500 dual-socket Intel-Skylake Platinum 8168 nodes. About 2 percent of the nodes are additionally equipped with 4 Volta GPUs, yielding a total performance of about 12 PF/s. In order to bridge the time gap until the planned booster model for JUWELS is installed during the second phase, users are invited to apply for computing time on the JURECA Booster module within an application for a regular computing time project. Apart from the scientific relevance of the project, applicants must demonstrate that the project can make efficient use of the computer and use a large number of processors in parallel for the simulations.

How to acknowledge granted GCS resources

GCS large-scale projects

The authors gratefully acknowledge the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V. (www.gauss-centre.eu) for funding this project by providing computing time on the GCS Supercomputer JUWELS at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

Regular GCS projects

The authors gratefully acknowledge the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V. (www.gauss-centre.eu) for funding this project by providing computing time through the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) on the GCS Supercomputer JUWELS at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

Address of the GCS-Coordination Office

GCS-Coordination Office
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich
Germany

E-mail: coordination-office@gauss-centre.eu