Call for Pro­po­sals 2020-1 - 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 a recent generation of Intel Xeon processors with a low-latency interconnect.

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    

22 January 2020

Closing date

extended to 1 March 2020

Scientific reviews of proposals

March 2020

Announcement of allocation decision

End of March 2020

Allocation period for awarded large proposals

April 2020 until March 2021

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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