The access to tier-0 and tier-1 systems is subject to the following general principles since the HBP currently does not own supercomputer or data center resources.
No large-scale in-kind contributions of resources are foreseen in SGA1 (RUP in-kind contributions are not transferable to SGA1).
For SGA1, available resources are PRACE/European or national resources. In this context, applications are subject to the rules of the providers of these resources.
- Preparatory and development resources are provided under separate conditions, as explained in more detail below.
1. European resources (PRACE; called Tier-0)
2. National resources (called Tier-1)
- Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JUELICH) will consider those applications to a certain extent. They will be subject to the transparent scientific peer review under the John von Neumann Institute for Computing. There is no restriction applied for Co-PIs and collaborators.
- The national resources provided by the User Lab at Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) are open to all scientists, irrespective of their nationality, provided the projects comply with US Export Control. These resources are subject to a competitive allocation process with transparent peer review.
For national calls at BSC it is recommended but not mandatory to have a Spanish collaborator in the project.
The national calls in Italy are open to PIs affiliated to an Italian institution, while no restriction is applied for the Co-PI and collaborators. The Italian resources are provided subject to a competitive allocation process with transparent peer review. However, Cineca additionally provides moderate amounts of computing time to HBP scientists.
The following national calls are available for the systems integrated into the HPAC Platform:
3. Future HBP assigned resources
Preparatory and Development Projects
Furthermore, the members of the HPAC platform, BSC, CINECA, CSCS and JSC are providing preparatory and development access. The former typically are intended to prepare larger allocation projects and range from 5,000 to 100,000 core hours, depending on the systems. Development projects serve major algorithm and code development purposes. Preparatory and development allocation requests are handled locally by these sites and typically require only technical reviews. The size of development projects at CSCS can be as large as one million core hours.