Gauss Call 24 for Large-Scale HPC projects (call open 20 July to 17 August)

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) provides computing power and services of the highest performance class for computational sciences and engineering at its three member sites in Garching (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, LRZ), Jülich (Jülich Supercomputing Centre, JSC), and Stuttgart (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, HLRS).

Projects are classified as “Large-Scale”, if they require 45 million core-hours or more per year on SuperMUC-NG. For these large-scale projects a competitive review and resource allocation process is established by the GCS. Requests below this limit and requests for test projects will be directly processed by the individual member centres. A "Call for Large-Scale Projects" is published by the Gauss Centre twice a year.

The current 24th call will be open

July 20th to August 17th 2020, 17:00 o’clock CEST (strict deadline)

The current call covers the period 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021.

Important: Change of Budget Policy for Project Extensions on SuperMUC-NG
Beginning with this call, the LRZ will change its policy regarding the extension of projects - un-used compute time budget for Gauss Large Scale Projects will be cut-off at the start of the new granting period. This applies equally, wether the project was a regular or a large scale project before.
Example: A current Gauss Large Scale Project with 50mio core-h on SuperMUC-NG ends 31 October 2020 and has a remaining compute budget of 10 M core h. The PI writes an application for an extension of his Gauss Large Scale Project, asking for 75 mio core-h for the next call period. The GCS steering committee grants 60 mio core-h based on the reviews. November 1, 2020, the project starts with a budget of 60 mio core-h. The remaining 10 M core h from the previous granting period could not be consumed in time and, therefore, are cut off. This new policy ensures comparability between project applications and helps the LRZ to evenly distribute the available compute time budget.
You still have the possibility to request a cost neutral prolongation of your project to consume a remaining budget, but no new compute time will be awarded.

Eligible are applications from German universities and publicly funded German research institutions, e.g., Max-Planck Society, and Helmholtz Association.

Application for a large-scale project should be performed by filling in the appropriate electronic application form via GCS-JARDS:

Please use the template files provided by GCS:
This information can also be found on the LRZ documentation platform:

Verfasser: Helmut Brüchle
veröffentlicht: 2020-07-09