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 Simulations, Optoelectronics 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.
|October 28th, 2022|
Scientific reviews of proposals
Announcement of allocation decision
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
- Description of the HPC system Noctua 2
- Description of the HPC system Noctua 1
- News article about the NHR Project
- News article about the Noctua Project