How to compute at CINES ?

Any researcher belonging to the French research community, referring to his/her laboratory, is able to apply for resources on the CINES hosted computers using the « DARI (Demande d’Attribution de Ressources Informatiques) » web site. He describes the project scientific interest and the resources needed to achieve it. Thematics Comitees gathering national experts review the applications and propose a resource allocation for the selected projects, based on their scientific excellence level. This procedure, managed by GENCI, is shared by the three national Tier-1 computing centers: CINES, IDRIS and TGCC. 


The parallel architecture supercomputer at CINES is :

Procedures to acces the CINES resources via the DARI application :

  • Access to hosts is awarded following DARI procedure

    Each researcher may file a claim  during the call period. If the claim is accept, it became possible to have access to the HPC machines in the three nation computing center (CINES, IDRIS and TGCC).

  • From the end of 2017, there’ll be a chain of alloctions of one year every 6 months :
    • Odd Allocations : november to october
    • Even allocations : from may to april
  • Throughout the year user’s who have burn all theirs hours can ask for complementary hours on the DARI site.

They can ask too, throughout the year, for a preparatory access to test their codes for a future DARI allocation.



  • Should you require computational hours on the CINES hosts outside of the DARI procedure, you can make a specific request to the CINES director, filling this form and sending it to

    icone-WORDDownload the form


  • Consumption tracking
  • All year long, you can check your consumption on this site
    You are also able to track the computers overall activity.
    More generally, any information request can be made by email at
    The HPC department support team remains available to help you with your applications parallelization and execution on our computers.
Dernière modification le : 19 January 2017