Seven overall scientific domains are represented: 7 projects are linked to the fields of Biochemistry, bioinformatics and Life Sciences; 10 to Chemistry; 4 to Earth System Sciences; 9 to Engineering; 5 to Fundamental Constituents of Matter; 1 to Mathematics and Computer Sciences; and 8 to Universe Sciences.
Four projects are linked to industry, involving IFP Energies Nouvelles - as principal investigator, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, STMicroelectronics, General Electric (GE), and Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) - all 5 as collaborators.
The 8th Call saw some extremely large allocations on all 6 Tier-0 systems:
PRACE-supported project past and present are regularly linked to large-scale European initiatives, such as the FET Flagships and European Research Council (ERC) Grants.
Under the 8th Call, the project entitled "PentaGate-L - Tracing lipid-mediated gating and permeation of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels in atomic detail", led by Dr. Marc Baaden of CNRS and Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, France, is partner in the The Human Brain Project. The project received 21 million core hours on CURIE @ GENCI@CEA, France.
Prof. Stephan Roche of the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, Spain, with his project "Longitudinal and Transverse Electronic Transport in Atomically Doped Graphene from First Principles", which received 22 million core hours on CURIE @ GENCI@CEA, France, is one of the early adopters of HPC in the FET Flagship Graphene.
Under the 8th Call PRACE awarded resources to 11 ERC-funded projects. Many other projects receive grants under various national programmes. This clearly shows the integration of PRACE in science and research, allowing researchers and scientists from academia and industry to benefit from support at national and European level in order to use the resources needed in each stage of their work.
Again, PRACE shows to be able to address the needs of post-processing the data coming from large-scale scientific instruments and the development of such instruments; such as the ALMA Radio Telescope - project by Dr. Troels Haugboelle of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark - and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction in Cadarache, France, which is a large international project involving partners from the EU, China, Russia, the USA, Japan, India and Korea, and to which the project by Dr Marina Becoulet of CEA/IRFM is linked.
All information and the abstracts of the projects awarded under the 8th PRACE Call for Proposals can be found at http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-8th-Regular-Call