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.
At CINECA is available a IBM BG/Q, named FERMI, composed of 10.240 PowerA2 sockets running at 1.6GHz, with 16 cores each, for a total of 163.840 compute cores and a system peak performance of 2.1 PFlops. Each processor comes with 16Gbyte of RAM (1Gbyte per core). FERMI will be equipped with a performant scratch storage system with a capacity of 2Pbyte and a bandwidth in excess of 100 GByte/s.
Project classes on the new BG/Q machine are: Class B between 1M and 10Million and Class C up to 1Million CPU hours.
Class C projects are received through continuous submission and reviewed once per month.
For each PI it is allowed to have only one class C project each 6 months.
Applications must be submitted in English.
More general info about the allocation process and principles are available here.
Please direct questions about the application procedure to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find here a calendar of the next calls for all kinds of proposals (B and C projects).
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