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Call for Proposals 2023-1: Access to HPC Resources at PC² with new Simplifications

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 a recent generation of HPC systems with low-latency interconnect. PC² is one of nine compute centers in Germany in the NHR alliance (Nationales Hochleistungsrechnen). The main focus of Paderborn is on three important application compentence areas and their user communities: Atomistic SimulationsOptoelectronics and Quantum Photonics, and Machine Learning for Intelligent Systems. PC² recently put its first NHR large scale HPC system into operation.

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).


New simplifications for normal and large proposals have been introduced (see also our guide):

  • well-known codes: programs listed don't require any benchmark or scalability tests in the proposal
  • already scientifically reviewed: If your reserach project has already been reviewed scientifically by the BMBF, DFG, European Union (EU projects), a GCS center or another NHR center then only a greatly simplified proposal is required.

Additional simplifications for project extensions will be introduced in the next months.

Important Dates

Closing date

October 28th, 2022

Scientific reviews of proposals

November 2022

Announcement of allocation decision

December 2022

Allocation period for awarded large proposals

Januar 2023 until December 2023

Detailed information on the available resources and how to apply can be found at Call for Proposal 2023-1 or at Sytem Access Application



Christian Plessl

Prof. Dr. Christian Plessl

Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2)

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Thomas Kühne

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kühne


Vice Chairman

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