Production Access

Calls for Proposals

There are 2 calls for proposals per year – usually with a six month difference between them – with published opening and closing dates.

For details on the latest open call please see here.

Scope of the calls

Production access is for projects satisfying a scientific research objective. 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 (or even more) and there must be a verifiable work plan for resource usage included in the proposal.

Eligibility

For production access, proposals from academia are eligible, as long as the project leader is employed in a research organisation in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region. The employment contract of the project leader with the research organization must be valid until at least 3 months after the end of the allocation period. Furthermore the Principal Investigator should be a senior researcher (must hold a PhD or have at least 3 years of research experience). The Cy-Tera HPC resource has further restrictions on who is eligible to use the machines (due to US export rules, for example). It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they are eligible to use the system.

How to Apply

The application process is done on-line through the proposal submission website:

Cy-Tera & Eastern Mediterranean production access

Projects undergo a full technical and scientific review. The full procedure is described in detail in the Guideline for applicants. If you feel your project may not be mature enough for this call we suggest you apply for the Cy-Tera & Eastern Mediterranean preparatory access call. It offers a much simpler application procedure for projects with resource needs of the order of 5.000 to 50.000 core hours.

Informational Material

Guideline for applicants: Contains full information on the application process.

Application Submission: Linklings site for preparing and submitting application (make sure to select Production Access from the choices in the drop down box top left hand corner when you log in).

Application Form: A sample application form for information purposes only.

Cy-Tera and Eastern Mediterranean Production Access Detailed description document: Production access template document required for detailed description of project, requested resources and management.

Please refer to previous applications as a guide to preparing successful production call applications:

Cy-Tera and Eastern Mediterranean Technical Requirements (include details of available resources)

All proposals must be submitted via the procedure described above.
All mandatory fields must be filled in before the application form can be submitted.
After the form has been saved, applicants can continue to access it and update it before they finally submit it.

Assessment procedure

All proposals will undergo a technical assessment to assess technical suitability of the proposals for the available resources. Given a favourable result, a competitive scientific review will follow.
Further Information and Support: castorc.support@cyi.ac.cy

Disclaimer

Awarding of production access proposals of all types is limited by the amount of resources available. Access to supercomputing resources is subject to the restrictions of the Wassenaar Agreement and any further restrictions of the HPC sites themselves.

Acknowledging Cy-Tera

To acknowledge the use of Cy-Tera HPC resource please use the following text:

For Cy-Tera collaborators/Cypriot users: “This work was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation (Project Cy-Tera ΝΕΑ ΥΠΟΔΟΜΗ/ΣΤΡΑΤΗ/0308/31).”

For other users: “This work was supported by the Cy-Tera Project (ΝΕΑ ΥΠΟΔΟΜΗ/ΣΤΡΑΤΗ/0308/31), which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation.”