The 8th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals, which was open from September 3 until October 1, 2013, yielded a total of 124 eligible proposals of which 44 were accepted. All proposals submitted undergo a very strict and clearly defined peer-review process in which the scientific excellence and technical maturity of the proposed projects is assessed by leading scientists and highly qualified technical experts. This procedure ensures that European researchers are granted access to a Tier-0 infrastructure from the European network of HPC systems that serves their needs best - in terms of the computational infrastructure as well as the available scientific expertise - to ensure optimal project support.
The 20 projects allotted to the three national HPC systems Hermit of HLRS Stuttgart, SuperMUC of LRZ Garching near Munich, and JUQUEEN of JSC Jülich, represent a variety of scientific domains. The majority of the 438,098,435 mill core hours allotted, though, will serve projects from scientific fields that the three GCS centres put special focus on, although not exclusively:
The complete list of allocations of the PRACE 8th Regular Call can be viewed at http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-8th-Regular-Call . The project results will be published in high-quality scientific journals.
The bi-annual PRACE calls take turn with the bi-annual GCS Calls for Large Scale Projects through which German researchers exclusively can apply for access to the HPC infrastructure provided by GCS. These two options, together with allocations granted by the three GCS centres directly, open for researchers a variety of access routes to world-class HPC resources.
For further information on the PRACE Call for proposals you can refer to http://www.prace-ri.eu/How-to-apply?lang=en . Further information on how to apply for computing time at GCS can be found at http://www.gauss-centre.eu/gauss-centre/EN/HPCservices/HowToApply/_node.html .