Cyclone - The Cyprus Institute

Opening Date: Monday 4th January 2021

Closing Date: Sunday 31st January 2021

Allocation Date: Thursday 1st April 2021

Allocation Period: 1 year

Type of Access: Production Access


The Cyprus Institute allows proposals with a Principal Investigator based in Cyprus to apply for production time on the HPC system “Cyclone” administered by the National Competence Center, CaSToRC of The Cyprus Institute.

This call is the 13th Cyclone call for Production Access inviting proposals for computing resources.

The deadline for submission of proposals is the end of Sunday 31st January 2021.

Available HPC Resources

The available resources on the HPC system “Cyclone” for this call are:

  • 3.75 million core hours
  • 350,000 GPU hours

The HPC System “Cyclone” is a hybrid CPU and GPU system with a theoretical peak performance of 600 TFlop/s. All nodes are equipped with two Intel Xeon Gold 6248 CPUs and 96GB of memory. The available GPUs are NVIDIA Tesla V100-SXM2 with 32GB each.

Allocation of resources will be for one year.


The Principal Investigator should be a senior researcher (must hold a PhD or have at least 3 years research experience) and be employed by a Cyprus based organisation that carries out research, innovation and development. The employment contract of the project Principal Investigator with their organisation must be valid to at least 3 months after the end of the allocation period.

Collaboration among organisations based in Cyprus from academia, industry and government, as well as organisations based in countries from the region and worldwide is strongly encouraged.

Projects that are led by or include non-academic institutions are welcome to apply provided they make their results public. Such applications should describe their intent to do so and sign the relative Cyprus Institute agreement document.

The Cyprus Institute may have further restrictions on who is eligible to use the system, for example, due to US export rules. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they are eligible to use the system.

Scope of the Call

Project access is intended for production-ready projects where significant amounts of computing resources are required.

All proposals are assessed by technical evaluation on the suitability and compatibility of the project with the requested computing resources.

Success in such a call will be based on the applicants providing a substantiated proposal for effectively using the requested resources and especially on the scientific or innovation merit of the project. We aim to support large-scale projects that require at least:

  • 500,000 CPU core hours
  • 50,000 GPU hours
  • A combination of the above

Projects requesting less resources than the ones mentioned above will not be considered.

How to Apply

All proposals must be submitted using the online tool found online at:

All proposals should also use the Detailed Description Template (Version 13.0) which can be found at:

Mandatory fields, shown on the on-line form in red, must all be filled in before the proposal form can be submitted. After the form has been saved, applicants can continue to access it and make updates before they finally submit it.

Assessment procedure

All eligible proposals for production access undergo technical and scientific project reviews.

The technical review is carried out by technical experts at The Cyprus and scientific project reviews are carried out by internationally recognized experts in the field of the proposal. During the project review, an increase or decrease in the requested amount of allocation time can be suggested due to recommendations received during the review process or general constraints such as the limited availability of resources.

The applicants will have the right to reply to the comments of both the technical and the project reviewers.

All proposals will finally be assessed by the Resource Allocation Committee, which will take into account the technical and scientific reviews of each proposal as well as the applicant’s right to reply, and allocate resources to successful proposals solely on merit.


For any queries concerning the application procedure, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with email subject “13th Call for Proposals for Production Access”.

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