Fast track access to regional HPC resources for new user communities

The HP-SEE project has opened a continuous call for proposals for fast track access to HPC resources available in the South-East Europe region, targeted at new user communities.

Researchers from the region are invited to apply for support in running their scientific applications on resources such as HPC Clusters with Intel-based CPUs, IBM POWER6 CPUs, PowerXCell 8i CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, interconnected with Gigabit Ethernet or Infiniband. The resources for the fast track access are currently provided by HPC centers in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania. Selected applications will be given access to HPC resources and will benefit from the technical support of HP-SEE experts during a two- or three-months period.

The resources offered for this call are limited to 4 nodes (16-48-64 CPU cores) per run and 4x480 GPUs cores per run.

Developers of Computational Chemistry and Life Science applications are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligibility criteria

1. The proposed applications should be ready for porting in the HP-SEE infrastructure

2. The applicants should have carried no previous activities within the HP-SEE infrastructure

3. The applicants should provide information regarding the history of their applications development prior to the request

4. The call is open to the research communities from Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, FYR of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.

The proposals will be evaluated by scientific and technical experts provided by the HP-SEE project.

The main evaluation criteria for proposals will be:

  • Scientific relevance
  • Technical feasibility
  • Capacity of reaching the proposal goals during the allocation period
  • The need for HPC resources
  • Impact of the expected results on creating opportunities for the applicant to apply for access to larger HPC resources

Procedure

1. Applications can be submitted any time of the year using this link.

2. All subsequent communication with the applicants will be performed through e-mail.

3. If the result of the scientific evaluation of an application is positive, the application is further evaluated by the technical experts.

4. The technical experts can ask more details from the applicants during the evaluation.

5. The total duration of the evaluation process cannot exceed 14 days

6. All the applicants are notified about the status of their applications following the evaluation

7. The access period starts for the accepted computing project(s) from the time their account is created in the systems where resources are granted.

8. Users support will be provided by the technical staff at the centre where the application will run.

9. Two weeks after ending the access session the applicants must give an activity report, by using the template provided here. The activity report (or a summary of it) might be published on line on the projects web site.

HP-SEE receives EC support through FP7 under the "Research Infrastructures" action

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