Applications for computing time on the JARA-HPC partition can be submitted by any scientist of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich qualified in his or her respective field of research. Computing resources are being allocated in accordance with the criteria and procedures of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Prospective users can apply for computing time twice a year at defined periods of time.


To apply for computing time on the JARA-HPC partition, please proceed as follows: 

  1. First write a detailed project description and - in case of a project extension - a status report. Please adhere to the guidelines on form, content and scope of project descriptions and status reports.
     
  2. Complete the electronic questionnaire and attach the project description as well as any additional documents to the questionnaire as pdf files. 
    Please note that (besides the technical information regarding the planned simulations) all computing time applications that have been submitted to German Computing Centers within the last 3 years have to be listed in the electronic questionnaire, regardless of whether their content is similar to the current proposal or not.

  3. With the finalization of your project application a form is created. Please print this form, sign it and send it to the Coordination Office for the Allocation of Computing Time preferably by email.

    Coordination Office for the Allocation of Computing Time
    Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
    Forschungszentrum Jülich
    52425 Jülich
    Email
    Fax: 02461 61 2430

 

You can find detailed information on the JARA-HPC Partition's computers here:

Electronic questionnaire to apply for computing time on

Cluster Aix-la-Chapelle (CLAIX)

>CLAIX2016-MPI 

Available: 45 Mio. Core-h per call 
Minimum volume per proposal: 1,2 Mio. Core-h
Smaller proposals: Simplified procedure through IT Center 

average overbooking factor ∅: 2-3
Number of applicants ∅: 25

>CLAIX2016-SMP 

Available: 5 Mio. Core-h per call
Minimum volume per proposal: 1,2 Mio. Core-h
Smaller proposals:
 Simplified procedure through IT Center 

average overbooking factor ∅: 1,2
Number of applicants ∅: 5

JURECA

Applicants from RWTH:

Available: 9 Mio. Core-h per call
Minimum volume per proposal: 1,2 Mio. Core-h
Maximum volume per proposal: 2 Mio. Core-h
Smaller proposals:
 Simplified procedure t
hrough IT Center

Proposals >2 Mio. Core-h: CLAIX2016-MPI

Applicants from FZ Jülich:

Available: 20 Mio. Core-h per call
Recommendation for proposals <1,2 Mio. Core-h: Simplified procedure 
through IT Center (CLAIX)

In general:
average overbooking factor ∅: 3
Number of applicants ∅: 40

JUQUEEN (Proposals < 35 Mio. Core-h)

Applicants from RWTH:

Available: 144 Mio. Core-h per call
Minimum volume per proposal: 1,2 Mio. Core-h
Maximum volume per proposal: 35 Mio. Core-h

Applicants from FZ Jülich:

Available: 115 Mio. Core-h per call
Minimum volume per proposal: 1,2 Mio. Core-h
Maximum volume per proposal: 35 Mio. Core-h 

In general:
average overbooking factor ∅: 1,5
Number of applicants ∅: 20

Smaller proposals: test accounts possible, proposals through sc@fz-juelich.de

JUQUEEN (Proposals >35 Mio. Core-h): 

Only thorugh Gauss Centre for Supercomputing 

 

JUQUEEN is expected to be shut down by the end of march 2018 due to a system change. Therefore, the system is expected to be available for eleven instead of twelve months for this call. 

 

You can find the guidelines on applications for computing time here.

Please contact the Coordination office for the Allocation of Computing Time if you have any further questions concerning the application.

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