Project Proposal

Submitting or modifying a proposal for SuperMUC.


Eligible are projects from publically funded institutions in Germany (e.g., Universities, Max-Planck-Society etc.). Institutions outside Germany should refer to the PRACE Research Infrastructure.

Hints on submitting and changing data of a project

For obtaining access to SuperMUC, please select the button send a new proposal below and fill in the proposal form. For already existing projects, the Project Manager can login and modify data. If you have problems, contact the Servicedesk.

(i) Classification of projects

Please have a look at the System Description of SuperMUC first, and verify that you really need a machine of this size for your project. On SuperMUC approx. 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) core-hours per year are available for all projects. To get a feeling for the orders of magnitude for your project, please consider the tables below.

CPU Time:
Large Scale Project > 35 million core-h/year.

Large Scale Projects are handled in the context of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. LRZ tries to achieve that large-scale projects can fully utilise the assigned resources, if necessary, at the expense of smaller projects.

A Call for Large-Scale Projects is published by the Gauss Centre twice a year. The call is open for projects on SuperMUC.

Click here for the current call.

Big project up to 35 million core-h/year
Medium project up to 10 million core-h/year
Small project up to 3 million core-h/year
Test account < 50,000 core-h
Overall disk space on SuperMUC: 10 Petabyte for SCRATCH and WORK
Big request ~ 250 TByte
Medium request ~ 40 TByte
Default ~ 1 TBybte
Permanent Disk Space for HOME:
this disk space is very expensive but very safe, because of snapshots and tape backup.

Use SCRATCH or WORK if you need more than available in HOME
Default 100 GByte for the entire project (for more contact Srvicedesk, after the project has been provisioned)

(ii) Test accounts

If you only apply for a test account, you do not need to upload a detailed proposal. However, if you plan to convert it to a small, medium, or a big project, please take into consideration that a review may take about 2 months.

(iii) Proposal for a new project

For projects, which need more resource than a test project, you need to send us the a detailed prosal which is reviewed by the Steering Committee. Reviews usually take about 2 months.
It is strongly recommended to follow in your proposal the structure and hints given in following templates:

For sending your detailed initial project proposal, please use the upload form:

(iv) Modifying an existing project

If you want to add/modify information for an existing project, log in with your Project Manager/MasterUser Account for the project you want to change. The crucial data of a project proposal are:

  • the resources for the entire project (esp. CPU hours, home, and scratch disk space),
  • the duration of the entire project.

If you want to increment one of these numbers, you have to submit a status report (see section below). The LRZ will then initiate a new reviewing process by the steering committee.
All other changes, like additional researchers and IP addresses, are of administrative nature only and will normally be updated within two working days.

(v) Uploading regular status reports, papers resulting from your work or contributions to our workshops

Use these templates for writing your status report

(vi) Data of the existing proposal

After log in as Project Manager/MasterUser all information about your project will be visible.

Project Proposal

Please select the action you want to perform:
send a new proposal
log in as Projectmanager/MasterUser (for adding/modifying information or prolongation of an existing proposal)