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The first Finnish LUMI Extreme Scale Access 2024 call for projects

The first call for proposals for Finnish LUMI Extreme Scale Access projects in 2024 is open. The call will close on February 27, 2024.

This call for proposals is aimed at high-impact, high-gain innovative research open to all fields of science that benefit from extremely large allocations in terms of compute time (especially GPU) and data storage resources. The call for Finland’s LUMI Extreme Scale Access projects is organized by CSC – IT Center for Science, and it is open for researchers in Finnish higher education, research institutions, and private enterprises. The results and generated IP should be open, i.e., lead to journal articles, theses, and/or open datasets.

The duration of the granted projects is 12 months. You can find more information on different LUMI access modes on the LUMI website. Other LUMI access modes can be applied at MyCSC.

In the proposal, applicants need to:

  • Justify that the research requires the use of extremely large allocations to reach the objectives.
  • Demonstrate the technical readiness of the method, software, and tools on LUMI-G. Performance results from another system with the same node architecture (e.g., Frontier) are accepted, but results from systems with another GPU architecture are not sufficient. The group can get a Benchmark Access project for collecting the demonstration. See

Provide a project plan, with an adequate schedule of the expected resource consumption during the lifetime of the project.

The proposals will go through technical and scientific evaluations. Proposals will be scientifically assessed by an international panel of research team leaders from a variety of disciplines.

The overall selection criteria are:

  • technical readiness
  • scientific excellence of the research
  • international and national collaboration with academia and/or industry is of added value.

The proposal should specify the needed GPU hours, CPU core hours, and storage (TiB) hours. The projects can receive 1 to 3 million GPU hours. For smaller projects, the continuous General Access mechanism is recommended for its more lightweight application process.

This call will, in total, allocate 9 million GPU hours, 132 million CPU core hours, and 60 million storage hours. The projects are allocated in the ranking order of their total evaluation score. CSC reserves the right to grant projects with different amounts than those requested. The projects can start in May 2024. The selected projects can be implemented as one or more computing projects, according to the wishes of the applying consortium. Note that the granted resources are an upper limit for the use of the system, but it is not guaranteed that the project will be able to use all its allocated capacity before its end. The projects should do their resource estimations carefully, also accounting for the queuing times in the system.

The call is open until Tuesday February 27, 2024, 23:59 EET. Apply via this form. You can save and edit your proposal until you decide to send it.

If you have questions, please contact