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.

20th Open Access Grant Competition of IT4Innovations

Computational resources to be distributed:
74,810,000 core hours

Technical parameters of the cluster Salomon:
1,008 compute nodes and 129 terabytes (TB) of RAM. It will feature 864 Intel(r) Xeon Phi(tm) 7,120 coprocessors cards with 52,704 cores and 13.8 TB of RAM.

Technical parameters of the cluster Anselm:
209 computing nodes; each node is fitted with two eight-core processors with an x86-64 SandyBridge architecture, 64GB of RAM and 300GB of local disk capacity.

Technical parameters of the cluster Barbora:
192 compute nodes without an accelerator, 8 compute nodes with a GPU accelerator – 4x NVIDIA Tesla V100-SXM2, 1 fat node – equipped with 6144 GB of RAM.

Receipt of applications:
June 5, 2020 to July 31, 2020

Eligible applicants:
Employees of academic and research institutions who have their registered offices or a branch in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, persons and entities that have acquired and/or participate in implementing a research grant from the Czech Republic’s public resources. Citizenship does not affect applicants’ eligibility.

How to submit an application:
Applications will only be accepted in English. The application form:

Please submit the form via the web portal.

Date of announcement of results:
September 18, 2020

The period to use computational resources obtained:
Expected to start on 25 September 2020 (the expected deadline for use is 23 June 2021). Applicants need to be aware that the time period for using any computational resources obtained may be changed.

Call type: Open

Evaluation of applications:
Three areas will be evaluated: The Scientific excelence, Computational readiness and Socioeconomic impact. The evaluation and scoring will be carried out by external reviewers, following the Open Access evaluation guidelines. Scientific excellence, Computational readiness and Socioeconomic impacts of the application will be evaluated. The allocation committee will take into account connection of the project to other projects or grants: International (H2020, EuroHPC, ERC, …), National (GAČR, TAČR, …) or local (Student grant competition, …), to the extent and detail of requested resource estimation and to the expected applied outputs such as patents or contracts.
The weight of 50% will be assigned to the publications achieved as a result of previous projects at IT4I, registered at https://scs.it4i.cz/publications. On average 0.75 publication per project is expected. The latter will be only applied to projects older than 15 months. Applicants will be notified of the competition results within 35 working days of the conclusion of the competition. Notifications will be sent in electronic format to the e-mail address specified in the application.

Date of announcement of the next open access competition:
OPEN-21, October 5, 2020

Open Access Competition results