EU Project PRACE
“Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe” – the European HPC research infrastructure.
The pan-European project PRACE (“Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe”) creates a persistent and high-class, pan-European research infrastructure that makes high-performance computing (HPC) resources available. PRACE therefore supports research activities of universities and industry.
The PRACE research infrastructures are operated in cooperation with national HPC centers. Scientists from all over the world, as well as industrial users conducting significant R & D activities in Europe, can apply for access to PRACE resources.
PRACE provides six European high-performance computing systems, each with more than one petaflop of computing power (Tier-0 systems), and a number of national computing centers (Tier-1 systems). Besides the possibility to implement projects with the computing resources, PRACE also provides numerous training and educational events throughout Europe.
25 participating countries are currently involved in the Brussels-based, international non-profit organization PRACE. Austria is represented by the RISC Institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The focus of our own work lies in the development of scientific simulation systems with respect to parallel scalability.
The implementation phase of PRACE receives funding from the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement RI-261557, RI-283493 and RI-312763. For more information, see www.prace-ri.eu.