PRACE preparatory access call is now open

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Dear all,
PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) Research Infrastructure (RI) allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on high-end high-performance computers via a peer review process. Preparatory access allows researchers to apply for code scalability testing and also support for code development and optimization from PRACE RI members software experts. Preparatory access allows researchers to optimize their codes before responding to project calls.
We would like to inform you that the Preparatory access call is now open! Preparatory access calls are rolling calls, researchers can apply for resources all year. There are no closing dates.
Preparatory access is intended for testing or development of computer codes for preparation for applications for PRACE project access. Standard production runs will not be allowed as part of preparatory access.
Machine(s) available: IBM Blue Gene/P “JUGENE” (GCS@Jülich, Germany) and, after 1st of January 2011, BULL Bullx cluster “CURIE” (GENCI/CEA, Bruyères-Le-Châtel, France)
All proposals must be submitted via the PRACE website at: All mandatory fields must be filled in before the application form can be submitted. After the form has been saved, applicants can continue to access it and update it before they finally submit it.
If you need some extra information please feel free to contact
Kind Regards,
Naomi Messing
Naomi Messing-Klopstra | Netherlands National Computing Facilities Foundation(NCF)