First Call for Large-Scale Projects at NHR@FAU Completed

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In the context of the coordinated allocation of computing time within NHR, all participating centers provide the opportunity to submit large-scale project proposals. These are then discussed quarterly by the Central NHR Steering Committee headed by Prof. Kühne (University of Paderborn), and approved according to the outcome of the review. On September 12, 27 applications received by the local centers were finally evaluated by the committee for the first time. Computing capacities of more than 700 million core hours and almost 1.5 million GPU hours were approved.

Six applications from scientists at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and other Bavarian universities had been submitted to NHR@FAU for the first round of awards. The research projects came from the fields of linguistics, physics, biophysics, and climatology, thus reflecting a broad spectrum of applications for high-performance computing in Erlangen. A total of 93 million core hours and 470,000 GPU hours of computing time were requested, which could be awarded without cuts. This amount of resources corresponds to approximately 23% (CPU) and 17% (GPU) of the annual quota available in Erlangen for NHR.

For the second call for large-scale projects currently underway, all NHR centers are again accepting project applications, which will be decided upon by the Central Steering Committee at its December meeting. All information on how to apply and on the project categories available at NHR@FAU is summarized on our website “NHR application rules – NHR@FAU“.