PRACE PRACE-1IP: Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe AISBL - First Implementation Phase Project
European Commission, FP7, Research infrastructures project

The purpose of the PRACE RI is to provide a sustainable high-quality infrastructure for Europe that can meet the most demanding needs of European HPC user communities through the provision of user access to the most powerful HPC systems available worldwide at any given time. In tandem with access to Tier-0 systems, the PRACE-2IP project will foster the coordination between national HPC resources (Tier-1 systems) to best meet the needs of the European HPC user community. To ensure that European scientific and engineering communities have access to leading edge supercomputers in the future, the PRACE-2IP project evaluates novel architectures, technologies, systems, and software. Optimizing and scaling of application for Tier-0 and Tier-1 systems is a core service of PRACE.

PRACE-2IP is organised in twelve interrelated Work Packages that produce the project results in parallel. To structure the work they are grouped in four pillars: Tier-1 integration, Technology & Industry, Applications and Training and Dissemination. Actions directly visible to the users of PRACE include regular training events, scientific conferences and publishing a PRACE magazine focusing on the results from Tier-0 and Tier-1 projects. A special focus will be on the establishment of PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATC) in Europe. In addition the deployment of additional Tier-0 systems and including Tier-1 systems in the European HPC ecosystem as well as a periodic call for proposals, petascaling of applications and creation of a petascaling guide will be covered by the project.


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