These projects are meant for work on codes and algorithms.

Projects of more than 36'000 node hours are granted based on scientific merit and technical feasibility. Development Projects of less than 36'000 node hours on the Cray XC50 will be admitted based on technical evaluation only.

Development projects on systems other than Crays will be discussed case by case.

Development Project Submission

If you wish to submit a Large Development Project Proposal you need to have (in pdf format):

  • Your development project proposal including all the mandatory items listed below
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Your list of publications  

The new portal for the proposal submission is now open: projectoffice.cscs.ch

The next deadline for submission of production proposals is October 26, 2018 at 18 CEST!

If you wish to submit a Small Development Project Proposal please submit your proposal together with the CV and the publication list (all in pdf format) on the web portal projectoffice.cscs.ch

Small Development Project Proposal can also be submitted at any time and are not restricted by any deadline.

Who can apply?

Proposers must hold at least the position of post-doc within their institution.

PhD students CANNOT apply on their own, but instead must do so in consultation with, and under the auspices of, their supervisor. In such cases the supervisor should be identified as the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project.

International applications will be accepted only if use of GPUs is clearly proved and supported by all technical data.

Project Proposal Format

Small projects (< 36'000 node hours on the Cray XC50, up to 1 year; proposal up to 5 A4 pages)

  • Brief statement of your goals
  • Brief description of research method
  • Outline of development
    • Current status of software, benchmarks and scaling
    • Algorithms and implementation (clear description of the algorithm development is required)
    • Programming and parallelization approach
    • Milestones
  • Infrastructural requirements (type of hardware, debuggers, etc.)

The allocations of small development projects on other CSCS systems are discussed case by case.

Please note that the same research group can submit ONLY ONE small development project per year! PIs or members of the PIs' group submitting a large development project cannot apply for a small one.

We allow a max 5 accounts per small project.

Small development projects have to be submitted (together with the CV and the publication list all in pdf format) via the web portal projectoffice.cscs.ch in the "Small Project Submission" call.

The proposal description applies also if you are interested in Piz Daint, Cray XC40, Manycore and  TavéCray XC40, Iron Compute (KNL). However, this is 1 cabinet system therefore the resources available are very limited (that is the 36'000 node hours maximum will not apply).

Large projects (> 36'000 and < 1 Mio node hours per year, up to 3 years; proposal up to 10 A4 pages)

  • Intended applications: Outline of background and significance
  • Intended applications: Scientific goals and objectives
  • Description of research methods and algorithm development
  • Outline of development
    • Current status of software, benchmarks and scaling
    • Algorithms and implementation (clear description of the algorithm development is required)
    • Programming and parallelization approach
    • Project plans: tasks and milestones
  • Resource justification
  • Infrastructural requirements (type of hardware, debuggers, etc.)
  • Duration of the project (up to 3 years)
  • You can suggest up to two scientific peer reviewers (indicate name, affiliation and contact) and ask to exclude up to 2 reviewers via an email to projectoffice(at)cscs.ch or alternatively to mgg(at)cscs.ch.

The allocation requested must be per year, that is you need to provide the total number of node hours required for the first year of your project.

Please note that lack of any of the mandatory parts may result in rejection of the proposal.

Review Process

Small development projects (< 36'000 node hours)

  • Complete proposals will be assessed by technical evaluation. Technically reasonable proposals will be accepted within one month from submission

Large development projects (> 36'000 and < 1 Mio node hours)

  • Complete proposals will be subjected to technical feasibility assessment
  • Technically feasible proposals will be passed forward to scientific review, conducted by reviewers from an international pool
  • Based on technical and scientific reviews a panel committee of scientific experts will rate the proposals and make a final allocation recommendation

Applicants do not receive intermediate feedbacks, the communication will only happen within 2-3 weeks from the SAC meeting.

Deadlines

There are two allocation periods for Production Projects and Large Development Projects on CSCS HPC systems starting on: April 1st and October 1st.

 

Fall Allocation Period:

October 1st, 2018

Spring Allocation Period:

April 1st, 2019

Fall Allocation Period:

October 1st, 2019

Deadline for Submission

May 11th, 2018 at 18:00 CESTOctober 26th, 2018 at 18:00 CEST

May 10th, 2019 at 18:00 CEST

Feasibility & Technical Feedback

29 July 201830 November 2018

28 July 2019

Scientific Feedback

13 July 2018

14 December 2018

12 July 2019

Panel Committee Meeting & Allocation Decision

September 2018March 2019September 2019

Official Letters to Proposers

Within the following 2 weeksWithin the following 2 weeks

Within the following 2 weeks

Renewal Reports

Please click here » for information on the renewal report.

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