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CINECA, through the Italian SuperComputing Resource Allocation - ISCRA, releases Call for Proposals.

CINECA, the Italian most powerful HPC center, twice a year will directly award in excess of 250 millions core processor hours, to ensure an adequate supply to scientists and engineers for HPC-related research.

CINECA infrastructure offers different HPC resources to its users. The available resources are divided in three categories:

  • The TIER-0, top level computing resources, which is the FERMI machine and can be accessed trough class B and C  projects: Class B between 1M and 10Million and Class C up to 1Million CPU hours. 
  • The TIER-1 level, which is a IBM NeXtScale cluster accelerated with Intel Phis (GALILEO) and can be accessed trough class C projects:  Class C up to 200 Thousand core hours. 
  • The Big Data resource (PICO), which is available for data analysis, visualization, post-processing, bio-informatics application and can be accessed trough class C  projects: up to 50 Thousand core hours

Class B projects are received twice a year. They go under peer-review evaulation and a 3 month delay is expected before your project gets access to HPC resources. For each user it is allowed to have only one class B project each 6 months as Project Investigator.

Class C projects are received through continuous submission and reviewed once per month. An average period of about 15 days is required for activating the project. For each user it is allowed to have only one class C project each 6 months as Project Investigator.

Applications must be submitted in English.

More general info about the allocation process and principles are available here.
Info about the classes of projects are available here.
Guidelines about the application form are available here.

Please direct questions about the application procedure to iscra@cineca.it
Please find here a calendar of the next calls for all kinds of proposals (B and C projects).
Results of Calls for Projects: first, second, third.

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