Computing Time

The NHR centers provide high-performance (Tier 2) computing resources. Funding is allocated on a project-by-project basis according to a joint science-led process.

Who is eligible to apply?

Scientists with a doctoral degree who belong to a German accredited university are eligible to apply. Within the scope of the approved projects, non-doctoral scientists can also use the computers.

Single Point of Entry

Which center is suitable? Do you want to apply for high-performance computing resources and don't yet know which NHR center is best for you? Then you can find an overview of the centers' offerings here.

Do you have more questions? Send us an e-mail:

You already know which center an which category is suitable for your project?
The JARDS application portal JARDS is available for applying for computing time at all NHR centres:

Please also be sure to read the information below regarding project categories, deadlines, acknowledgement, and privacy.

Computing Time

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Project Categories and Deadlines


  1. >>>NEW: NHR Starter<<< This category is intended as a one-time opportunity for applicants without experience with the application procedure for resource use of high performance computing, and without deeper background knowledge of high performance computing. Your application will be assigned to one of the NHR centers, from where you will receive advice, and limited HPC resources for use for one year. The goal is easy access, and to enable you to subsequently submit a successful proposal in the Normal or Large project categories.
  2. NHR Test/Preparation Projects: This project category is mainly used to prepare an application; it can also be used to test whether the system is suitable for the research project. Approval of the projects usually takes a few days. The application includes only essential information to set up the project. These projects are severely limited in duration and/or resources.
  3. NHR Normal: Projects with moderate resource requirements fall into this category. In addition to the essential information establishing the project, the project application includes a brief description of the scientific project and a justification of the resource needs. Resources are allocated by a scientific committee at the respective NHR center.
  4. NHR Large: This project category is intended for projects with very large resource requirements. Because a single project here occupies a large part of the system, special attention is paid to efficient use of resources during the review and approval process. Resources are allocated by the NHR Nutzungsausschuss based on the decision of the Scientific Panel at the respective NHR Center.

Deadlines for NHR Normal Projects

Applications for medium resource projects may be submitted on a rolling basis. NHR-Normal projects normally have the character of a continuous call for proposals and can start at any time (exceptions: NHR@Göttingen and NHR@ZIB - here, please observe the deadlines for major projects for all projects).

Deadlines for NHR Large Projects

All NHR-Large projects start on a fixed date and are organized in a periodic procedure. There are four application deadlines per year:



 Deadline 101.01.2024Project start: 01.04.2024
 Deadline 201.04.2024Project start: 01.07.2024 <<
>>Deadline 301.07.2024Project start: 01.10.2024<<
 Deadline 401.10.2024Project start: 01.01.2025


Papers, presentations, and other publications that contain results generated by computing resources of the NHR Association should include an appropriate acknowledgment. Therefore, please select he appropriate text for your project here !

Privacy Policy (NHR JARDS-Online-Portal) 

The  joint application portal (JARDS) is available for the application of computing resources. The associated privacy policy for the NHR-JARDS-Online Portal as well as connected software components for the submission and review of computing time applications can be found here (only available in German).


Verfahrensordnung für ein NHR-weites Vergabeverfahren (in German only)