PRACE-ICEI Calls for Proposals

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PRACE-ICEI Calls for Proposals will offer resources from the Fenix Research Infrastructure, funded by the European ICEI project, to European researchers in any scientific domain.

The PRACE-ICEI Calls for Proposals are for researchers from academia and research institutes in need of scalable computing resources, interactive computing services, Virtual Machine services and data storage to carry on their research.

The offering is based on quarterly calls with a lightweight proposal submission mechanism requesting one or more of the following services:

  • Scalable computing services
  • Interactive computing services
  • Virtual Machine services
  • Archival data repository
  • Active data repository

Call#1 of the PRACE-ICEI Calls for Proposals is now open until 31 March 2020.
Allocated resources for Call#1 are scheduled to start from 01 June 2020 and will be limited to 12 months.

Available resources by Italy (CINECA):

  • Interactive Computing: GNU/Linux nodes based on Intel Technology (Intel Broadwell)
  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4), 256 GB RAM and partially equipped with GPU Cards (NVIDIA P100 or V100)
  • Active Repository: GPFS based high performance file system
  • Archive Repository: Object Store accessible through SWIFT protocol using IBM Spectrum Scale technology
  • VM: Cloud Computing facility providing VMs up to 128GB, 40 vCPU each. Access to data repositories will be provided either through NFS or SWIFT protocols

More details on the call requirements, amount of resources offered, how to apply  and next calls.