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.
You can also apply for projects in the form of "multi-year" open access, in which computing resources are provided for a period of 9 months. Multi-year access can be granted for multiple periods: 18, 27, or 36 months. The purpose is to support long-term scientific grants.
LUMI Supercomputer computational resources
The EuroHPC LUMI supercomputer, currently being implemented in Kajaani, Finland, will be one of the world’s fastest computing systems with performance over 550 PFlop/s. The LUMI supercomputer is procured jointly by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and the LUMI consortium. IT4Innovations is one of the LUMI consortium members. LUMI will be one of the world’s best known scientific instruments for the lifespan of 2021–2026.
In the spring of 2021, two pilot projects for the LUMI supercomputer CPU part from the Czech Republic were choosen. Meet the winning projects.
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.
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.
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 computational resources is governed by the general terms and conditions. We perform billing in normalized core hours. If you decide to use our services and would like to rent the computing time, use our form to do this. If you wish to modify an existing contract for renting the computing time, use this form. Finally/Subsequently, submit these forms through our web portal.
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.
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.
Grant competition announced regularly twice a year subject to a scientific assessment; computing time is assigned in Tier-0 systems.
Grant competition announced regularly twice a year, suitable for smaller projects; computing time is assigned in Tier-1 systems.