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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 300 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 new MARCONI100 machine and can be accessed trough class B and C  projects.
  • The TIER-1 level, which is GALILEO2 (BROADWELL) and can be accessed trough C projects up to 200 Thousand total CPU 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.

Due to the installation of the new machine MARCONI100 the next deadline for the classC projects will be on February the 15th 2020.

Applications must be submitted in English.

More general info about:

Please direct questions about the application procedure to iscra@cineca.it
Please view 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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