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Steps to Apply for a Normal or Large Compute Project at PC2

Please first check the requirements for a Normal or Large Project:

  • The principal investigator has to have a Ph.D degree (or equivalent) and must to be member of a German University (including Fachhochschulen and HAWs).
  • The required compute resource fit in the chosen category:
    • normal: less than 12 Mio. CPU-core-hours and less than 100.000 GPU-h, can be applied for and started at any time
    • large: more than 12 Mio. CPU-Core-hours or more than 100.000 GPU-h, four fixed call for proposals per year, possible project period starts at 1.1, 1.4, 1.7 or 1.10
    • If you are unsure about your requirements please contact us via one of our support possibilities.


To apply for a normal or large project at PC2 please follow the steps:

  1. Decide if one of the possible simplifications is viable for you:
  2. Fill out the detailed description template: Templates
  3. Fill out the Proposal Form: Create a normal proposal in our online proposal system or large proposal in our online proposal system
    1. Login with your university mail. You will get a mail with login information.
    2. Then click the gray button "New normal-Project Application" or "New large-Project Application", respectively and fill out the forms. If you have any question please contact us via one of our support possibilities.
    3. On the last page click "SUBMIT". A few minutes later, you will get a mail with the proposal as a pdf attached.
  4. Sign the Proposal: The principal investigator (PI) and project administrator (PA) need to sign the pdf either by hand signature or electronically and send the signed document to pc2-support(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de.
  5. Wait for the Decision: We will process the proposal and you will get a decision within a few weeks. Due to the external scientific review it can take up to 3 months from the deadline of a call for proposals till the project start. If the project is granted, you will get the relevant information by mail.
  6. Additional User Accounts: If you or a person that should use the projects resources don't have a user account at Paderborn University (aka. IMT account), then please request a user account.


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