558 projects, of which 19% are new ones, were submitted during the first project call for 2014. After the scientific and technical assessment, 529 projects were granted more than 620 million core hours for one year starting on 1 january 2014. Among the submitted projects, 40% are supported by the ANR and 15% by companies.
During this project call, more than 945 million core hours have been applied for, with a particularly very high level of pressure on generalist machines: Curie, operated by the CEA at TGCC, Ada, operated by the CNRS at Idris, and Jade at Cines, which will be renewed at end of the year.
In 2013, for the first time, more than 1 billion core hours were applied for whilst the commissioning of Ada and Turing at Idris increased the number of core hours available to 739 million. Since 2009 thanks to GENCI's allocation process, more than 3.2 billion core hours have been awarded to French scientific communities.
And the pressure is growing faster than what can be awarded with national computing resources, which are more powerful every year.
More than 600 projects are submitted each year: the increasing parallelisation of codes and their dissemination within the scientific communities lead to more and more important applications. The average number of core hours applied for has more than doubled, from 800,000 in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2013.