The RES Access Committee has published the list of accepted activities for the next period (P3 2017). In this call, RES users requested 147 million of computing hours and the RES will offer 81 million hours with A priority and 7 million hours with B priority. In total, 93 research projects have been granted supercomputing resources and they will have access to RES machines from 1 November 2017 to 28 February 2018. Among all the awarded activities, most of the resources have been granted to research projects in Physics, Mathematics and Engineering (FI area), followed by projects in Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences (AECT area).
In this period, the amount of available computing time in the RES has been increased in comparison with the 73 million hours of the previous period. This increase is mainly due to the installation of MareNostrum 3 racks in the nodes Altamira, Picasso and LaPalma, after MareNostrum 4 was put into production in BSC. In addition, the new machine Lusitania II has been incorporated to the RES and the node Caléndula will provide more hours for RES users.
The selection of the proposals has been made based on criteria of scientific excellence, technical quality and impact of the expected results. The deadline for applications to get access for the next period is 10 January 2018 at 11:00h a.m. (CET), through the online form of the RES Intranet. For further information about the access procedure, visit the Access to RES section in RES website.