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.

The next computing time period will be from May 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018. The call will open on January 23, 2017. The deadline for submitting proposals will be February 20, 2017, 5pm CET.

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

Electronic questionnaire to apply for computing time on

  • CLAIX2016-MPI
    Intel-based cluster with 128GB main memory and 24 cores per node
    45 Mio. core-hours available per call
    on average 25 applications are competing for the given resources

    CLAIX2016-SMP
    Intel-based cluster with 1024GB main memory and 144 cores per node
    5 Mio. core-hours available per call
    on average 5 applications are competing for the given resources

    The minimal amount of computing time for proposals for CLAIX is 1.2 Mio. core-hours. A shortened application process applies for smaller computing time proposals. Proposals can be made directly through the ITC website.


  • JURECA
    Intel-based cluster with at least 128GB main memory and 24 cores per node
    9 Mio. core-hours are available per call for scientists from the RWTH Aachen
    28 Mio. core-hours are available per call for scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich
    on average 10 applications from Aachen and 30 applications from Jülich compete for the available resources per call
    JURECA is usually overbooked by a factor of 2 - 3. At least 1.2 Mio. core-hours should be requested per proposal. Applicants with a need for less then 1.2 Mio. core-hours should apply for resources on CLAIX. Scientists of the RWTH Aachen can at the most apply for 2 million core-hours per proposal due to the high overbooking. If more resources are needed, please apply for CLAIX2016-MPI.

  • JUQUEEN (< 35 Mio. core-hours)
    Massively parallel system with 16GB main memory and 16 cores per node
    144 Mio. core-hours are available per call for scientists of the RWTH Aachen
    115 Mio. core-hours are available for scientists of the Forschungszentrum Jülich
    on average 5 applications from Aachen and 15 applications from Jülich are competing for the available recourses per 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 further questions concerning the application.

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