Projects that satisfy a scientific research objective. These projects undergo a full technical and scientific review. There are 2 calls for proposals per year with published opening and closing dates. In general, such calls are for experienced users. The codes needed by the project have to be available on the system requested and/or, in case of codes developed by the applicants, to have been sufficiently tested for efficiency, scalability, and suitability.
The testing could take place via proposals for preparatory access or in systems similar to the requested ones.
The upper limit for allocations for such projects is 100,000 to 200,000 core hours and access is given on Cy-Tera system. There must be a verifiable work plan for resource usage included in the proposal. Production access is granted through competitive calls.
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 5,000 to 100,000 core hours and access is given on Cy-Tera system.