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Best Practices for HPC resource allocation with a focus on peer review

HPCW is a consortium of 6 key-players in High Performance Computing, all around the world, 5 Supercomputing Centers (CINECA, BSC, FZJ, SDSC and BlueFern) plus GENCI, the French national agency in charge of HPC coordination.

The aim was to perform an analysis and an assessment of the models used worldwide by the HPC centers and initiatives to manage the requests for allocation of resources coming from researchers and their communities.

Based on a worldwide survey of procedures for accessing Research Infrastructures, the project chose the PEER-REVIEW PROCESS as the means by which proposals would be assessed.



Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany

San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

BlueFern University of Canterbury, New Zealand

GENCI, France

The project is funded by the European Commission DG-INFSO under grant agreement number N.246711

The grant period is November 2009 until April 2012.

More detailed information about the project is available at the HPCWorld homepage.