How to apply

Preparatory access

Projects whose software codes require porting, scalability testing, development or specialised assistance. These projects undergo only a light technical review. The upper limit for allocations for such projects is 20,000 core hours and 1000 GPU hours and access is given on Cyclone system.

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Production access

Production access is intended for production-ready projects where significant amounts of computing resources are required.

All proposals are assessed by technical evaluation on the suitability and compatibility of the project with the requested computing resources

Success in such a call will be based on the applicants providing a substantiated proposal for effectively using the requested resources and especially on the scientific or innovation merit of the project. We aim to support projects that require at least:

  • 350,000 CPU core hours
  • 35,000 GPU hours
  • Or a combination of the above

Opening Date: July 13, 2022

Closing Date: September 30, 2022

Allocation Start Date: January 1, 2023

Allocation End Date: December 31, 2023

Period: 1 year

The available resources on the HPC system Cyclone for this call are:

CPU Hours GPU Hours
For projects within The Cyprus Institute's academic and research priority areas and/or Cyprus’s Smart Specialization Strategy 1,680,000 160,000
For all other Projects 420,000 40,000
Total 2,100,000 200,000


Principal Investigator should be a senior researcher (must hold a PhD or have at least 3-years research experience) and be employed by a Cyprus based organisation that carries out research, innovation and development. The employment contract of the project Principal Investigator with their organisation must be valid to at least 3 months after the end of the allocation period.

The Cyprus Institute may have further restrictions on who is eligible to use the system, for example, due to US export rules. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they are eligible to use the system.

How to Apply

All proposals must be submitted using the online tool found here.

All proposals should also use the Detailed Description Template.

Mandatory fields, shown on the on-line form in red, must all be filled in before the proposal form can be submitted. After the form has been saved, applicants can continue to access it and make updates before they finally submit it. Applicants must ensure that details of the application form and detailed description template are consistent between them, and that all required details are provided.

Assessment procedure

All eligible proposals for production access undergo administrative, technical and scientific reviews. At least 80% of the total resources will be allocated for projects within Cyprus Institute's academic and/or research priority areas and Cyprus’s Smart Specialization Strategy.

The applicants will have the right to reply to the comments of both the technical and the project reviewers.

All proposals will finally be assessed by The Cyprus Institute’s Program Advisory Committee, which will take into account the technical and scientific reviews of each proposal as well as the applicant’s right to reply.

Required documents




For any queries concerning the application procedure, please contact: with email subject “Call for Proposals for Production Access”.