March 2018 issue


  • 17th PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access - Apply Now!
  • SCRATCH quotas
  • Queue "main" new limits
  • Next maintenance

17th PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access

  • Opening date: 07 March 2018
  • Closing date: 02 May 2018, 10:00 CET
  • Applicants’ reply to scientific reviews: July 2018
  • Submission of a progress/final report for continuation projects: 22 July 2018
  • Communication of allocation decision: End of September 2018
  • Allocation period for awarded proposals: 02 October 2018 – 01 October 2019
  • Type of Access: Project Access and Multi-Year Project Access

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105% of disk space resources available on the SCRATCH file system has been allocated through projects quotas.  Allocations to new project or quota increase can not be done without a cleaning of old and unused data.  Projects leaders will be contacted. The project data policy is pointed out hereby:

  • At the end date, the project is closed. New jobs are not allowed.
  • Three months after the end of project, the remaining data in project directories will be cleared.

Queue "main" limitations

As discussed during the Tier1 users committee on March 8th 2018, to facilitate jobs/projects/users rotations and to decrease the GPFS overloading, some limits will be tested on main queue starting from March 19th 2018.

  • maximum walltime per job that can be requested:  168 hours
  • maximum number of cores per job:           192
  • maximum number of cores per user:         360
  • maximum number of cores per project:      720

These limits can be adapted for specific projects. Large queue limits remain unchanged.

Next zenobe maintenance

The next zenobe maintenance window will take place on 28th May 2018 from  07:00AM to 07:00PM as usual.