Information for users of Sigma2 HPC resources

Sigma2 invites all interested scientists, whose projects fit the criteria of the PRACE Preparatory Access Call, to submit their projects. The next cut-off date is 1 June, 2017.

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is a Research Infrastructure that allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on high-performance computers from a series of hosting nations via a central peer review process.
 

PRACE Preparatory Access Call

Preparatory access is intended for testing and developing codes in order to prepare applications for PRACE Tier-0 project access.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the Preparatory Access Type C and Type D, which includes code development with support from PRACE experts. Type C provides direct access to a Tier-0 system. Type D offers users to start the optimisation work on a PRACE Tier-1 national system to finally reach PRACE Tier-0 system scalability.

Further information can be found on the PRACE web page www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-Preparatory-Access

The criteria for the PRACE Calls as well as complete information on the PRACE machines, how to apply and on the PRACE peer review process can be found on the website mentioned above. 

Researchers at UiO had a proposal accepted in the previous Preparatory Access call, and was granted 4 PMs of PRACE expert support.

 

Apply at any time

The Preparatory Access Call is a rolling call, researchers can apply for access all year. There are no closing dates, proposals for Type C and Type D will be reviewed every third month. The next cut-off date is June 1st, 2017.

Please contact sigma2@uninett.no if you have any questions.