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ISCRA

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.
  • The TIER-1 level, which is a Cluster Linux Architecture (PLX) and can be accessed trough class C projects. 
  • 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. 

Project classes on the FERMI 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.

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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