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Advanced Computing Projects

The annual Calls of FCT Advanced Computing Projects seeks to increase the national and international competitiveness of science and technology, as well as contribute to innovation and knowledge transfer, and to the achievement of global aspirations defined in the 2030 Agenda: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this context, it is particularly important to promote and strengthen the skills of scientific and technological institutions through the participation of their teams in advanced computing projects.

The Call of projects in Advanced Computing in all scientific areas has an annual periodicity. The evaluation of the proposals is done by two independent panels: the technical suitability is evaluated by elements that manage the computational resources requested and the scientific merit is evaluated by panels of experts, predominantly affiliated to foreign institutions, experienced and of recognized merit and competence, constituted by scientific domain.

The Calls is for the allocation of computing resources through the following project modalities:

  • Trial Access recommended for teams with no previous experience or history of using national resources or for using visualization resources.
  • Preparatory Access or Development recommended for software performance testing, code optimization, scalability testing, benchmarking, re-factoring, or for short term projects.
  • Access Project or Regular recommended for scientific or innovation projects whose team has consolidated previous experience.

And they provide the following computational models:

  • High Performance Computing allows you to run parallel processing applications, access GPUs, access machines with high memory capacity, and more.
  • Cloud Computing or Virtual Research Environment allows you to run complex applications, host services such as web servers, databases, portals, create test and development environments, create virtual machines, run linux containers, access GPUs, manage your resources in a flexible way, access EGI's Federated Cloud, among others.

Results from previous editions of Call of Advanced Computing Projects:

2022 Edition

2021 Edition

2020 Edition

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    RNCA - National Network for Advanced Computing

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