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The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU)
Call for proposalsOpen

EuroHPC JU Call for Proposals for Benchmark Access

Applicants can request a small number of core hours to get acquainted with the supercomputers, test or benchmark their software.


Publication date
1 December 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Multiple cut-off
Deadline dates
1 Jan 2024, 11:00 / 1 Feb 2024, 11:00 / 1 Mar 2024, 11:00 / 1 Apr 2024, 11:00 / 1 May 2024, 11:00 / 1 Jun 2024, 11:00 / 1 Jul 2024, 11:00 / 1 Aug 2024, 11:00 / 1 Sep 2024, 11:00 / 1 Oct 2024, 11:00 / 1 Nov 2024, 11:00 / 1 Dec 2024, 11:00 (CET)


The purpose of the EuroHPC JU Benchmark Access calls is to support researchers and HPC application developers by giving them the opportunity to test or benchmark their applications on the upcoming/available EuroHPC Pre-exascale and/or Petascale system prior to applying for an Extreme Scale and/or Regular Access. 

The EuroHPC Benchmark callis designed for code scalability tests or for test of AI applications and the outcome of which is to be included in the proposal in a future EuroHPC Extreme Scale and Regular Access call. Users receive a limited number of node hours; the maximum allocation period is three months.


EuroHPC Systems 

The supercomputer systems and their operations provided for the Benchmark Access call by EuroHPC JU Hosting Entities are:

EuroHPC systems available

(*The above EuroHPC systems are sorted in order to show the last available system that entered production. **The resources are displayed in node hours.)

For more technical details on our supercomputers, you can visit the documentation pages provided by Hosting Entities on the petascale systems VegaKarolinaMeluXina, Discoverer, Deucalion, and on the pre-exascale system LUMI and Leonardo, available for this call.


Call details

Opening: The calls for proposals for EuroHPC JU Benchmark Access are continuously open, with pre-defined cut-off dates fixed every month that will trigger the evaluation of the proposals submitted up to this date. 

Start date: The maximum time-to-resources-access is up to 2-3 weeks after the date of submission. 

Resources available: Various systems will be available in each cut-off for the Benchmark Access mode. The exact amount of available node hours is subject to the EuroHPC systems participating in each call and will be announced prior to the cut-off dates. 

More information on call details, eligibility, assessment criteria and obligations for applicants and for awarded projects for Benchmark Access can be found in the Documents section below. 




Benchmark Call - Information for Applicants & Awarded Projects
EuroHPC JU Access Policy
TEMPLATE | Benchmark Access - Final Report