Call for proposals for HPC compute resources 2019

The AHRP offers access to HPC resources operated at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to scientist of German universities or research institutions located in Germany. The projects may apply multi-million core-hours. Up to 20% of the compute resources available in MOGON II will be available for this call.

Important Dates

Opening Date 05 December 2019
Application Deadline
07 January 2020, 18:00 CET
21 January 2020, 18:00 CET
Reviews of proposals January 2020
until 16 February 2020
Announcement of decision End of January 2020
17 February 2020
Allocation period for awarded proposals February 2020 until January 2021
March 2020 until February 2021

Available resources

MOGON II offers 836 compute nodes, each with 20 cores (2x Intel 2630v4) and 1.136 compute nodes, each with 32 cores (2x Intel 6130 Gold) with memory between 64GB and 1.5TB connected with 100Gbps Omni-Path. Each node offers local SSD storage of 150GB or 350GB.
Additionally, 29 GPU nodes with 6 GTX 1080Ti are available.
Parallel file system with 2PB project space and 1PB scratch space is available.

Application process

Project sizes are
1) < 1.2 mio. core hours (Project Class M, 100 NE per month)
2) < 6.0 mio. core hours (Project Class L, 500 NE per month)
3) > 6.0 mio. core hours (Project Class XL, >500 NE per month)
(1NE = 1000 core hours)

Large projects (L / XL) should provide a well defined work plan and ideally scaling curves in the proposal. The amount of project storage should be outlined as well. Additional information about I/O (bandwith,IOPS,access-pattern) is welcome.

If you have not used MOGON II yet we recommend that you apply for a test project at first. You will get quick access to the cluster and will be able to test you code and perform scaling tests that are recommended for an application for bigger projects.

Approved DFG-proposals maybe attached to your proposal.

Please submit your proposal for MOGON II via AHRP-Antrag. 

The steering committee will approve or reject projects according to the results of a technical review at the JGU and a scientific peer review.


Please acknowledge the ressources and the support provided by the JGU Mainz, i.e.

The authors gratefully acknowledge the computing time granted on the supercomputer Mogon II at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (

Within 3 months after the end of a project a final report should be submitted. The final reports will be published on every two years by the AHRP.

The rules of the AHRP apply


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