Instructions for JUWELS Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V.

Applying for Computing Time on JUWELS

The GCS-call is open for project leaders whose affiliation is in Germany (or is a foreign office of a German institution). German scientists are also eligible if they are working in an international organisation with significant German participation (such as CERN, ESA, ESO) and do not have a permanent position there. Interested researchers from abroad (within Europe) are invited to apply via PRACE.

For large-scale projects, a competitive review and resource allocation process is established by GCS. Large-scale projects are peer reviewed by a committee of the GCS. If approved, they will get increased user support and preferential processing of their jobs. Regular projects are peer-reviewed by a committee from the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) on behalf of GCS.

JUWELS (Jülich Wizard for European Leadership Science) 2511 nodes on the Cluster Module are equipped with dual-socket Intel-Skylake Platinum 8168 CPUs. In addition, 56 Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6148 nodes are equipped with 4 additional NVIDIA Volta GPUs yielding a total performance of about 12 PF/s. Furthermore, the JUWELS Booster Module is currently being installed and will be available for the first time with this call. The JUWELS Booster Module comprises 936 nodes each equipped with two AMD EPYC Rome 7402 CPUs with 512 GB DDR memory each and 4 NVIDIA Ampere A100 GPUs. With the Booster Module JUWELS computing power increases sevenfold compared to the previous system and provides a total of 87 PFLOPS to its users. Furthermore, users are invited to apply for computing time on the JURECA Booster module within an application for a regular computing time project. Apart from the scientific relevance of the project, applicants must demonstrate that the project can make efficient use of the requested system and can use a large number of processors in parallel for the simulations.

Further Reporting Obligations

Upon request, each project accepts participation in the NIC symposium to present the project in a lecture, a poster session, or in a proceedings contribution. Furthermore, the project accepts to acknowledge the computing time grant in publications related to this project and provides references to these publications. Reports and publication references have to be uploaded at jards.gauss-centre.eu/project

How to Acknowledge Granted GCS Resources

GCS Large-Scale Projects

The authors gratefully acknowledge the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V. (www.gauss-centre.eu) for funding this project by providing computing time on the GCS Supercomputer JUWELS at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

Regular GCS Projects

The authors gratefully acknowledge the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V. (www.gauss-centre.eu) for funding this project by providing computing time through the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) on the GCS Supercomputer JUWELS at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

Address of the GCS-Coordination Office

GCS-Coordination Office
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich
Germany

E-mail: coordination-office@gauss-centre.eu