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ISCRA - PROJECT SIZE

Description of the different classes of Project

The request for resources may be submitted under different classes depending on the project “characteristic” (as specified in the following sections)

  • Large projects must to be submitted  to a PRACE regular call
  • Class B projects: Standard projects
  • Class C projects: Small projects

Every proposal is expected to have high-level impact at international level.

Class B Projects: Standard Projects

A “Class B” project requests:

up to 4Million total CPU hours on the MARCONI KNL (A2) machine
up to 2Million total CPU hours on the MARCONI BROADWELL (A1) machine.

Terms of use. Class B projects have a maximum duration of 12 months, starting from the date of assignment of the resources. The computational resources are allocated according to the standard scheduling policy of CINECA; a special policy for resource exploitation could be in place on our HPC systems.

Project Support. CINECA provides high-level technical support to each “Class B” project, through its User Support Group. In specific cases, dedicated specialist support can be requested for the enabling and optimization of the applications necessary for the project. Such support must be explicitly requested and justified in the application form.

Restrictions: each user is allowed to have only one "Class B" project approved per call as Project Investigator.

Class C Projects: Small projects for research, test and development

 "Class C" cpu limits are:
On MARCONI KNL: up to 400.000 total core hours. Maximum duration of 9 months.
On GALILEO or MARCONI BROADWELL:  up to 200.000 total core hours. Maximum duration of 9 months.

Il can be a "research project" with a limited resource requirements, a “Test and Development” project or a project with specific target towards data post-processing and visualization.

Projects with special characterisation (data visualization and applications in the bioinformatics domain) could be allocated on the BigData platform (PICO). In the application form we kindly ask you to declare it in case.

Terms of use. “Class C” projects have a maximum duration of 9 months starting from the date of the assignment of the resources. The computational resources are allocated according to the standard scheduling policy of CINECA, a special policy for resources exploitation could be in place on our HPC systems.

Project Support. CINECA provides high-level technical support to each “Class C” project, through its User Support Group. In specific cases, in particular for "test and development" projects, dedicated specialist support can be requested for the enabling and optimization of the applications necessary for the project. Such support must be explicitly requested and justified in the application form.

Restrictions: each user is allowed to have only two "Class C" projects approved per year as Project Investigator.