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Computing Time Application for the General-Purpose Supercomputer JUROPA

Project applications for JUROPA may be submitted by any scientist qualified in his or her respective field of research. 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.

Please consider the following notes on the use of JUROPA:

JUROPA consists of 3288 compute nodes. Each compute node contains two Intel Nehalem processors with four cores each and has 24 GB memory. It has a peak performance of 300 Teraflop/s.

A Peer Review Board of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) reviews the research proposals and the referee reports and makes recommendations for appropriate allocation of supercomputer resources to the research projects.

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 computing time period will begin on 1 May 2015, and will end on 30 April 2016. The next call for proposals will be announced at the end of January 2015.

The deadline for the next application is 27 February 2015, 17:00.

Please, first prepare a detailed project description that you will have to upload to the electronic questionnaire as a pdf file. Please follow the guidelines about form, content and size of the project description. Please, take particular care that

  • the estimate of the applied computing time is verifiable by the reviewer,
  • a plot is supplied that shows the scalability of the program under realistic production conditions, and that
  • you provide a statement about computing projects and applications for computing time you have with other supercomputing centres.

If you wish to add supplemental material to the project description (unpublished manuscripts, etc.), please collect that in a second pdf-file. This file you will also have to upload to the electronic questionnaire.

Please fill in the electronic questionnaire completely and attach the project description and - if necessary - the supplemental material as pdf files. Please also note that you have to provide technical information on your jobs, so have these data available (see  Additional data needed for JUROPA (PDF, 203 kB) ).

Please make sure that your data are complete and check them. Finally, please print the application form and the PI agreement and send signed paper copies to the NIC coordination office.

NIC Coordination Office
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich


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