European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) Launches Regular Access Call
The permanently open call enables eligible researchers from academia, research institutes, public authorities, and industry to access the EuroHPC pre-exascale and petascale supercomputers.
The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) was established in September 2018 to develop, deploy, extend and maintain an integrated supercomputing and data infrastructure with the EU and to develop and support a highly competitive and innovative High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem.
EuroHPC JU has now launched the Call For Proposals for Regular Access Mode to enable researchers from academia, research institutes, public authorities, and industry established or located in an EU Member State or in a country associated with Horizon 2020 to access the EuroHPC pre-exascale and petascale supercomputers.
The Regular access mode is designed to serve research domains, industry open R&D and public sector applications that require large-scale resources or that require more frequent access to substantial computing and storage resources. This access mode distributes resources, mostly from the EuroHPC petascale systems. The call is anticipated to bring a major impact on the development of innovative solutions tackling a societal and/or technological challenge.
The allocations are granted for one year with the option for projects to apply for a continuation of up to one additional year if sufficiently justified.
The computer systems and their operations available through this call are:
- Vega, located in Slovenia
- MeluXina, located in Luxemburg
- Karolina, located in the Czech Republic
- Discoverer, located in Bulgaria
- LUMI, located in Finland
Resources can be requested on a single system, or on more than one system when justified.
The call offers three distinctive application tracks:
- The Scientific Track is open to all fields of science. These applications are expected to be able to justify the need for large allocations in terms of compute time, data storage and support resources because they are significantly contributing to the progress in their domain. The Scientific Track accounts for 75% of the total resources available at each cut-off period.
- Additionally, the call includes an Industry Access Track for PIs from industry that consists of 20% of the total resources available, and the Public Sector Track for PIs from a public sector organisation, which accounts for 5% of the total resources available. The Industry and the Public Administration Tracks are intended for open R&D research purposes.
Researchers from academia, research institutes, public authorities and industry established or located in a Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020 are eligible to apply. Applicant PIs can only have one Regular Access awarded at any given time.
The call is continuously open with pre-defined cut-off dates (three per year), with the following confirmed deadlines:
- 3 December 2021
- 4 March 2022
- 1 July 2022
- 7 October 2022
(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)