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How to Apply for Computing Time on Supercomputers at JSC

Applications for resources on JUWELS (Jülich Wizard for European Leadership Science) 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 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 9 July 2018. The deadline for the next call (period from 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019) will be on 13 August 2018, 17.00 CEST.


Application for Scientists from RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich

Please apply for computing time via JARA-HPC:


Application for Regular GCS/NIC and ESM Computing Time

Eligible to apply for ESM resources are researches from all HGF institutions (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) in the research field Earth and Environment together with their national cooperation partners outside the HGF. Applicants, who are employed at universities or research facilities in Germany and who are not affiliated with the RWTH Aachen or Forschungszentrum Jülich are eligible to apply for a regular GCS/NIC computing time project on JUWELS and/or JURECA Booster Module. JUWELS is a modular system to be set up in several steps. The current cluster module (CPU) is equipped with 2500 dual-socket Intel-Skylake Platinum 8168 nodes. About 2 % of the nodes are equipped additionally with 4 Volta GPUs yielding a total performance of about 12 PF/s. In order to bridge the time gap until the planned booster model for JUWELS will be established in a second step, you are invited to apply for computing time on the JURECA Booster Module for highly-scalable applications instead.

Important Notes:

  • The JUWELS Cluster Module with its 12 PF/s peak performance replaces the JURECA Cluster Module (CPU) for GCS/NIC users. Computing time on the JURECA Cluster Module will be granted only to a very limited extend. Only those applications which are able to efficiently use the JURECA Cluster Module in combination with the JURECA Booster Module are allowed to apply for the JURECA Cluster Module. Furthermore, a convincing work plan must justify the need to apply for this module. Projects which need only cluster and/or GPU resources should apply for computing time on JUWELS.
  • Please use the following link to apply for resources on JUWELS and/or on the JURECA Booster Module. It is no longer necessary to file a separate application per supercomputing resource.

Further Application Possibilities for Computing Time

Application for Preparatory Access

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

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