Portugal INCoDe.2030




The FCCN unit approved 129 projects within the scope of the first edition of the Advanced Computing Projects Competition, promoted by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). 67 of the approved projects fall into the A1 and A2 typologies of this competition (Preparatory Access and Project Access), with an approval rate of 50.4% in these categories.

In total, within the scope of this first edition, more than 80 million computing hours were requested (CPU core.hours). Initially, the competition envisaged the allocation of around 27 million hours of CPU core.hours, this total having been revised to 35.3 million, in order to accommodate a greater number of projects.

The contest aimed to promote the presentation of Advanced Computing Projects in all areas, which will be technologically supported through the resources of the National Advanced Computing Network (RNCA). As a result of this first edition, 129 projects will now have access to RNCA resources, in the 3 available modalities (High Performance Computing, High Throughput Computing and Cloud Computing).

On FCT’s website, it is possible to find the results of the Advanced Computing Projects Competition: a list of approved applications, a summary of the results and additional information. The 1st edition of the CPCA is part of the National Initiative for Digital Skills e.2030, Portugal INCoDe.2030, in Axis 5 – Research, which aims to guarantee the conditions for the production of new knowledge and active participation in networks and programs international R&D to public or private non-profit research institutions dedicated to scientific research and technological development.

To learn more about RNCA, visit: https://www.fccn.pt/computacao/rnca/