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PRACE-ICEI Calls For Proposals – Call #6

PRACE-ICEI Calls For Proposals – Call #6

The resources in these calls are from the Fenix Research Infrastructure, funded by the European ICEI project (https://fenix-ri.eu/).

These calls for proposals are for European researchers from academia, research institutes in need of scalable computing resources, interactive computing services, VM services and data storage to carry on their research.

Submission dates

Calls are organised quarterly calls according to the following timeline (calls will be open until resources are available):

 Call openingCall closureAllocation
Call #631/05/202109/07/2021From 01/10/2021
Call #720/09/202129/10/2021From 01/01/2022

Dates for calls in 2022 will be announced later in 2021.

The allocations are limited to 12 months.

The PRACE ICEI program is open to all European researchers, research organizations needing resource allocations regardless of funding sources.

You are eligible to apply for the call for proposals only if you need one or more:

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

PRACE ICEI Proposal Requirements

  • Short description of the scientific goals and objectives including progress beyond state of the art and scientific impact
  • Type of resources required i.e. scalable computing resource, interactive computing resources, VM services, archival and active data repositories
  • Resources requests based on limits defined above (including information on scalability for scalable compute resources requests)
  • Description of the software and services needed to successfully complete the project
  • Description of the research methods (including a project workplan), algorithms, and code parallelization approach (including memory requirements)  
  • Information on Data Management
  • Description of special needs (if any)

More information on resources available and the submission process can be found HERE.

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EuroCC & Castiel joint coference

EuroCC & Castiel Joint conference

Second joint conference EuroCC & Castiel took place on June 22 – 23, 2021. The two-day online event was attended by 140+ representatives and members of all National Competence Centres. The programme of the conference focused on the upcoming 1st year reports and a review process that will take place in October 2021.  

Administrative issues were addressed by the Project Management Team and representatives from the Castiel working groups presented progress in their respective areas: competence mapping, training, twinning&mentoring, industrial interactions and business development and communication & outreach. An update from the EuroHPC JU was presented, as well. On the second day the participants learned more about the FF4EuroHPC open call.

Most importantly, the joint conference was an opportunity for all NCCs to present their progress in the first 9 months of the EuroCC project implementation, from their initial status to goals achieved and the future outlook.

Public procurement of a new supercomputer 5 Aug - The Cente of Operations, Slovak Academy of Sciences has started a public procurement process to purchase a new supercomputer for the National competence centre for HPC. Research and development experts from academia and also the public and private sectors will take advantage of the new computational capacities.
HPC FOCUS 27 Jul - Dávame vám do pozornosti nové vydanie časopisu HPC FOCUS. Od posledného vydania sa v oblasti vysokovýkonného počítania na Slovensku udiali viaceré zmeny. Niektoré možno ostali nepovšimnuté, niektoré mali väčší ohlas v médiách, no veríme, že majú potenciál nás a celú slovenskú HPC komunitu posúvať vpred.
The National competence centre pilot hackathon 20 Jul - It was a challenge to come up with a suitable topic for our pilot online NCC hackathon: the HPC environment has its specifics and most people are not familiar with it. At the end we’ve decided for a challenge that would involve something we all know and use: a mobile application. This particular application should allow our HPC users to access information about computational resources and overview of their jobs via their smartphone.
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HPC-Europa3 – Transnational Access

HPC-Europa3 – Transnational Access

Funding for research visits to build international networks in HPC: Network, Compute, Learn, Travel

The project HPC-Europa project is based on a program of visits, in the form of traditional transnational access, with researchers visiting HPC centres and/or scientific hosts who mentor them scientifically and technically for the best exploitation of the HPC resources in their research. The visitors are financially supported for travel, accommodation and subsistence, and provided with an amount of computing time suitable for the approved project (PLEASE NOTE: the provided funding is not a salary and not meant to cover ALL costs but it is meant to be an help to support the visiting period).

The calls for applications are issued 4 times per year and published online on the HPC-Europa3 website. The next closing date will be on 09th Sept 2021 (23:59 CEST). The programme will end in April 2022 so do not miss the last calls!

It is recommended that researchers apply between 2 and 4 months before the start of their visit. Successful applicants will visit for between 3 and 13 weeks.

A web-based interface has been set-up to submit applications. Detailed guidelines and on-line FAQs are provided to assist the applicants with the process.

If you wish to apply for a visit grant and if you intend to spend a research period in one of the 9 countries of the HPC centres part of the project, please read the guidelines and then fill in the online form. If you have any question concerning the project or the application procedure feel free to contact the project coordinators.

The Supercomputing centres participating in the Transnational Access activity are: CINECA (Bologna – IT), EPCC (Edinburgh – UK), BSC (Barcelona – SP), HLRS (Stuttgart – DE), SurfSARA (Amsterdam – NL), CSC (Helsinki – FIN), GRNET (Athens, GR), KTH (Stockolm, SE), ICHEC (Dublin, IE).

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PRACE Spring school: Modelling Materials using HPC and AI/ML

PRACE Spring school: Modelling Materials using HPC and AI/ML

This year the PRACE Spring school will be organized by the Centre of Operations, Slovak Academy of Sciences and will cover the topic of modelling materials using HPC and AI/ML tools and techniques. The workshop will be held on June 15 – 18, 2021 as an online/hybrid event. Locally based participants may attend the seasonal school in person, if the pandemic situation and valid restrictions permit it.

We aim to deliver comprehensive information on the topic, from theoretical background, parallel algorithms implementation to effective deployment of applications and programs on the HPC environment.

The PRACE Spring school will also fucus on utilizing the AI/ML tools that are being progressively applied to real chemical problems, such as discovery of new chemical compounds and materials with specific properties.

The program comprises interesting lectures as well as practical hands-on sessions. Basic knowledge and background in theoretical chemistry or physics is a prerequisite.

The HERE , which is free of charge, is now OPEN until June 7, 2021 or until our capacities are full.

Public procurement of a new supercomputer 5 Aug - The Cente of Operations, Slovak Academy of Sciences has started a public procurement process to purchase a new supercomputer for the National competence centre for HPC. Research and development experts from academia and also the public and private sectors will take advantage of the new computational capacities.
HPC FOCUS 27 Jul - Dávame vám do pozornosti nové vydanie časopisu HPC FOCUS. Od posledného vydania sa v oblasti vysokovýkonného počítania na Slovensku udiali viaceré zmeny. Niektoré možno ostali nepovšimnuté, niektoré mali väčší ohlas v médiách, no veríme, že majú potenciál nás a celú slovenskú HPC komunitu posúvať vpred.
The National competence centre pilot hackathon 20 Jul - It was a challenge to come up with a suitable topic for our pilot online NCC hackathon: the HPC environment has its specifics and most people are not familiar with it. At the end we’ve decided for a challenge that would involve something we all know and use: a mobile application. This particular application should allow our HPC users to access information about computational resources and overview of their jobs via their smartphone.
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EuroHPC Benchmark and Development Access

EuroHPC Benchmark and Development Access

The Call for Proposals for EuroHPC JU Benchmark and Development Access Modes are continuously open calls, with a maximum time-to-resources-access (start-date) of two weeks after the date of submission.

The purpose of these calls is to support researchers and HPC application developers by giving them the opportunity to develop, test and optimise their applications on the upcoming/available EuroHPC Pre-exascale and/or Petascale system prior to applying for an Extreme Scale and/or Regular project. Proposals can be submitted at any time (continuously open). The review takes place after a fixed date every month (referred as cut-off date). The goals of each of the two access modes are:

  • Benchmark calls are designed for code scalability tests, the outcome of which is to be included in the proposal in a future EuroHPC Extreme Scale and Regular call. Users receive a limited number of node hours; the maximum allocation period is three (3) months.
  • Development calls are designed for projects focusing on code and algorithm development and optimisation. This can be in the context of research projects from academia or industry, or as part of large public or private funded initiatives as for instance Centres of Excellence or Competence Centres. Users will typically be allocated a small number of node hours; the allocation period is one (1) year and is renewable up to 2 times.

Various systems will be available in each cut-off for the different Benchmark & Development Access modes. The exact amount of available node hours is subject to the EuroHPC systems participating in a given call and will be announced prior to the cut-off dates. For the first cut-off period the VEGA system resources (Slovenia) are available.

More detailed information can be found on HERE.

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Calls-Finished

13th PRACE SHAPE Call for Proposals

13th PRACE SHAPE Call
  • Type of Access: SHAPE
  • Opening Date: 01/04/2021 @ 16:59
  • Closing Date: 01/06/2021 @ 17:00 Brussels Time

SHAPE offers European SMEs the opportunity to:

  • Use HPC for business innovation
  • Increase competitiveness
  • Benefit from the expertise and knowledge developed within the top-class PRACE Research Infrastructure.

The Thirteenth Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness. SHAPE aims to work with selected SMEs to introduce HPC-based tools and techniques into their business, operational, or production environment. The selected solutions should bring a potential tangible Return on Investment to the SME’s business.

The SHAPE process is as follows:

The SME applies to the programme via the online or downloadable form HERE. At this stage assistance is available from PRACE if required, but the form also includes guidelines on the expected content.

The applications are then reviewed and rated, based principally on the strength of the business case and technical feasibility of the proposed work. The successful SMEs can then receive machine time on a PRACE system, and most importantly effort from a PRACE expert to work alongside the SME in evaluating and/or developing the HPC-based solution. In return the SME provides in-kind effort, publicity of their participation in SHAPE, and together with the PRACE expert, produces a public white paper on the work achieved in the project at its conclusion.

PRACE experts will work with the selected SMEs in order to develop their solutions, providing the participating SMEs with knowledge that will allow them to make an informed decision on the selected HPC solution. 

For more information and to apply please visit PRACE SHAPE.