Computational resources of the centre are dedicated for solving problems from research and development done by academic and research institutions. Part of the capacity is dedicated for development of collaboration between academia and industry, or for industry itself.

Open Access Competition

Institutions can apply for computational resources within Open Access Grant Competitions. The grant competition is announced 3 times a year (February, June, October) for employees of research, scientific and educational organizations.

recent open call

Directors Discretion

Furthermore, 5 % of the IT4Innovations computational resources can also be granted to projects upon request within the Directors’ Discretion scheme. An application can be submitted at any time. The computational resources are allocated irregularly based on evaluation by the IT4Innovations management. Representatives from both commercial and non-commercial sectors can apply in case Open Access Grant Competitions cannot be used.

The application form is available after registration here: DOCX or ODT. Applications will only be accepted in English, in case of the commercial entities, Czech language is accepted. Please submit the form via the web portal.

This is a 182-day period, upon individual agreement in case of cooperation with commercial entity.

Applications may be reviewed by external reviewers. Applicants will be notified of the competition results within 20 working days of the submission of the application. Notifications will be sent in electronic format to the e-mail address specified in the application. In case of application from commercial sector, application will be proceeded according to applicant needs.

rental of computational resources

IT4Innovations offers commercial companies the opportunity to rent the computational resources of the operated supercomputers. Companies interested in using this service may choose based on their preferences from the following modes:

Standard allocation arranged for a specific period with a pre-agreed quota

This is essentially a rental mode based on shared access to computational resources with other active users, with a total number of core hours negotiated in advance, and includes the provision of standard user support.

Customized allocation

A rental mode offering the opportunity, for example, to use a pre-agreed number of compute nodes arranged for a certain period allowing instant access to computational resources as compared to the standard allocation.

The rental of computiational resorces is governed by the general terms and conditions. We perform billing in normalized core hours.

other options for obtaining computational resources

The IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center also helps interested Czech entities in obtaining computing time in European supercomputing centres associated in the PRACE RI initiative.

PRACE Preparatory Access

Grant competition announced regularly 4 times a year subject only to a technical assessment; its aim is to prepare projects for participation in PRACE Regular Access.

PRACE Regular Access

Grant competition announced regularly twice a year subject to a scientific assessment; computing time is assigned in Tier-0 systems.

DECI Calls

Grant competition announced regularly twice a year, suitable for smaller projects; computing time is assigned in Tier-1 systems.