Call for Pro­pos­als 2019-1 - Ac­cess to HPC Re­sources at PC²

Scientists qualified in their respective field of research can submit proposals for access to HPC resources operated by Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²). We offer multi-million core-hour projects on the most recent generation of Intel Xeon processors with a low-latency interconnect. We intend to grant up to 30 million core-hours to an outstanding "flag-ship project".

PC² provides a portfolio of preinstalled applications and offers support for software installation/configuration of project-specific applications. We advise our users on using the resources in an efficient way. In particular, we provide consulting services for users from computational chemistry and solid-state physics. Furthermore, PC² encourages approximate computing and the acceleration of applications with Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).

Important Dates

Opening date    

17 January 2019    

Closing date

28 February 2019

Scientific reviews of proposals

March 2019

Announcement of allocation decision

End of March 2019

Allocation period for awarded large proposals

1 April 2019 until 31 March 2020

Detailed information on the available resources and how to apply can be found at

The Noctua system is a first phase of a multi-year funding of HPC resources. A significant extension will follow in a second phase in 2020/2021.
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We recommend current users of PC2 resources to apply for a small project in the call for proposals. Proposals for small projects can be submitted at any time and are continuously evaluated.