Call for Proposals for HPC Compute Resources from DECI-16

The 16th PRACE call for Distributed European Computing Initiative (DECI) for European researchers and research teams, as well as for companies needing high-performance computing resources, is open. Application deadline January 31, 2020.

This search includes Tier-1 supercomputers from fifteen European countries.

The PRACE DECI (Distributed European Computing Initiative) programme provides cross-national access to European Tier-1 HPC resources (national systems). Access will be awarded for a period of 12 months, beginning 1 June 2020.

Tier-1 Computing Resources offered in this call.

Cray: Around 30% of the DECI computing resources are available HP Cray XC40 / SHASTA systems.

Clusters: Around 70% of the DECI computing resources are available on Intel clusters (various processor and memory configurations), AMD clusters and hybrid systems (clusters with GPGPU accelerators or Xeon Phi Co-processors (KNC)).

  • Opening date: 16 December 2019, 12:00 UTC
  • Closing date: 31 January 2020, 17:00 UTC
  • Anticipated allocation decisions: May 2020
  • Allocation start: 1 June 2020
  • Allocation period: 1 year for Project Access
  • Type of access: DECI (Tier-1)

More information:

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 5 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich/CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014–2020) under grant agreement 730913. For more information, see