Applying for computing time

Applications for computing time on the JARA 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 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
    Fax: 02461 61 2430

The "JARA Vergabegremium"


Papers, presentations, and other publications containing results obtained on the supercomputers that are part of the JARA Partition must include proper acknowledgements. The wording of the acknowledgement depends on the system used within the JARA Partition. Please choose the text appropriate from the list below.

JARA projects on JUQUEEN

JARA projects on JURECA

JARA projects on CLAIX

Cluster Aix-la-Chapelle (CLAIX)

The Electronic questionnaire for CLAIX will be available in the summer of 2019 here.

More information about CLAIX


The Electronic questionnaire for JURECA (Cluster and Booster Module) will be available in the summer of 2019 here.

Important hint:JSC introduced a new, user-centered model for using the supercomputing systems located at JSC (here: JURECA). Please see here for implications on the available file system resources.

More information about the JURECA Cluster Module

More information about the JURECA Booster Module

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.