GCS Call for Large-Scale Projects Now Open (Call 31)
Newsflash 01/2024 –

The three centres that comprise the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS)—the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)—provide scientists and engineers computing power and serves of the highest performance class. Our long-running large-scale call (LSC) allocation program is the primary way for users to access large amounts of computing time on world-class high-performance computing (HPC) resources. This week, GCS opened the call for proposals for the 31st LSC. Scientists can now apply for computing time from January 15th to February 14th 2024, 17:00 o’clock CET.

GCS Large-Scale Projects are characterized by projects that require a large amount of computing time, meaning a minimum of 2 percent of a system’s annual production in terms of estimated availability, over a period of 12 months. Researchers at German universities and publicly funded German research institutions are eligible to apply.

Interested researchers can apply to gain access to GCS’ leading HPC systems:

High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS): Hawk

Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC): JUWELS

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching (LRZ): SuperMUC-NG

For further details on how to apply for computing time or to learn more about the technical details of the three GCS HPC systems, please visit the HPC Access page.

All GCS HPC systems are jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, with 50 percent contributed by the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and North Rhine-Westphalia respectively.


About GCS Large-Scale Projects: All large-scale projects go through a competitive review and resource allocation process established by the GCS. A "Call for Large-Scale Projects" is published by the Gauss Centre twice a year. Deadlines for calls are usually at the end of winter and at the end of summer of each year. An overview of the approved GCS Large-Scale Projects is available at