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How to Apply for Computing Time on Supercomputers at JSC

Applications for resources on the supercomputers JUQUEEN and JURECA have to be filed in general by applicants, who are employed at universities or research facilities in Germany; here, the nationality of the applicant ("Principle investigator, PI") does not play a role. Applicants from Europe but outside of Germany are advised of the possibility to apply at PRACE. Individual cases may deviate from this general rule after consultation with the NIC Scientific Council and the NIC Board of Directors.

The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a proven scientific record (preferable a PhD or comparable degree) and must be able to successfully accomplish the proposed tasks.

Computing resources are allocated on the basis of independent referees' reports. Apart from the scientific relevance of the project, an important criterion for the allocation of computing resources is that the project can make reasonable use of the computer and use a large number of processors in parallel in the computations.

Computing time periods are yearly - with the possibility of application twice per year - and will begin 1 May and 1 November each year. The next call for proposals will open on 10 July 2017. The deadline for the next application (period from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018) will be on 14 August 2017, 17.00 CET.


Scientists from RWTH Aachen University and from Forschungszentrum Jülich should apply for computing time via JARA-HPC:


Scientists from other research institutions should apply here:

Further possibilities to apply for computing time:

Coordination Office for the Allocation of Computing Time
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich

Phone: 02461 61-2200
Fax: 02461 61-2430