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Allocation of Computing Resources

Applications for resources on the JUQUEEN successor JUWELS (Jülich Wizard for European Leadership Science) and JURECA have to be filed in general by applicants, who are employed at universities or research facilities in Germany; here, the nationality of the applicant ("Principle investigator, PI") does not play a role. Applicants from Europe but outside of Germany are advised of the possibility to apply at PRACE. Individual cases may deviate from this general rule after consultation with the NIC Scientific Council and the NIC Board of Directors.

The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a proven scientific record (preferable a PhD or comparable degree) and must be able to successfully accomplish the proposed tasks.

Computing resources are allocated on the basis of independent referees' reports. Apart from the scientific relevance of the project, an important criterion for the allocation of computing resources is, that the project can make reasonable use of the computer and use a large number of processors in parallel in the computations.

NIC Scientific Council has set up a peer review board to review the project proposals and to allocate the computing resources. The decisions of the peer review board are based on the referee reports of qualified specialists in the respective field of research. These specialists are either members of the peer review board or, if required, qualified external scientists from universities or research institutions.


Computing time periods are yearly - with the possibility of application twice per year - and will begin 1 May and 1 November each year. Applications for the next period (1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019) may be submitted from 9 July to 13 August 2018.

JUQUEEN is to be shut down by the end of May 2018 due to a system change and therefore it will not be possible to apply for compute time on JUQUEEN any more. Applications will only be considered for the JUQUEEN successor JUWELS.

Application for Computing Time:

To apply for computing time, please consult the corresponding web pages of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

For questions about the proposal please contact the Coordination Office for the Allocation of Computing Time:

Coordination Office for the Allocation of Computing Time
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich

Tel.: +49 2461 61-2200
Fax: +49 2461 61-2430