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Primeur weekly 2015-04-27

Special

VMware's Joe Baguley talks about Cloud legislation, OpenStack, customer's choice, and mobile device management at CloudScape VII ...

The Cloud

IBM adds second Cloud centre in the Netherlands ...

Higher education finds a better way to implement Cloud services ...

HP extends leadership in data-centric security with new Cloud, data security solutions ...

EuroFlash

DATA4 announces opening of second data centre in Milan ...

PRACE turns 5: onwards and upwards ...

Rock Flow Dynamics to resell Altair's PBS Professional ...

IFPEN and Inria join forces in the field of high-performance and real-time scientific computation ...

New Galileo supercomputer to support Italian research with over 1 petaflop/s ...

ARM expects vehicle compute performance to increase 100x in next decade ...

EU project AutoTune starts Demonstration Centre ...

EXASOL's in-memory analytic database enables Candy Crush Saga developer, King Digital Entertainment, to deliver the best gaming experience ...

E4 & AppliedMicro deliver new generation of ARKA platforms using X-Gene technology ...

Ultra-sensitive sensor detects individual electrons ...

Bright partnership with CVIS brings added value to Benelux customers ...

Bright Computing to release update to OpenStack management software at Vancouver Summit ...

CSCS cracks extreme scale software with Allinea DDT on Europe's no. 1 supercomputer ...

Start of SPICE brings new ways to accelerate interdisciplinary spin research in the 21st century ...

Cray and Altair announce OEM agreement ...

Multi-million EU project to protect data against quantum computers ...

USFlash

Call to particpate in HPC Site Census study ...

NERSC and Cray move forward with next-generation scientific computing ...

Government of Canada invests C$100 million in digital research infrastructure ...

Seagate announces four Cray supercomputing customers first to use latest high performance computing storage technology ...

Ultra-fast supercomputer Mesabi to fuel complex research ...

PRACE turns 5: onwards and upwards

22 Apr 2015 Brussels - PRACE - the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - celebrates its 5th anniversary. In the past five years, PRACE has made an enormous leap from a project-based consortium to a fully-fledged international association of 25 countries with an office in Brussels and multiple projects that it leads or co-operates in.

With over 10 thousand million core hours allocated through 10 Calls for Proposals to close to 400 projects - of which almost 60 led by industry - from around the world, PRACE has established itself as the pan-European Research Infrastructure for academic and industrial research and science supported by high performance computing (HPC). And to date, almost 5,000 people have taken part in almost 200 training events.

"Among the major PRACE achievements of the last five years are the measurable improvement of scientific outcome in terms of scientific publications and the research projects led by industry we already supported. This clearly shows that the competitiveness of European systems has increased with respect to the rest of the world", stated Sanzio Bassini, Chair of the PRACE Council.

While negotiations with all 25 members are ongoing to evolve from PRACE 1.0 - the first 5 years - to PRACE 2.0 - the next 5 years, PRACE and its partners continue to be active on all levels:

  • Proposals to the 11th Call for Proposals for Project Access are currently being evaluated and the 12th Call will open in September 2015.
  • 20 cut-off dates for Preparatory Access have been completed and the process continues.
  • The second SHAPE Call for Proposals supported 11 projects from European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). These companies will receive support from PRACE and its partners to assess how the use of HPC can increase their competitiveness.
  • The PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference will be held again as PRACEdays15 "Enable Science Foster Industry" in Dublin, Ireland from 26 to 28 May 2015.
  • PRACE continues to increase its presence at ISC and SC with workshops, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, and of course the PRACE booth.
  • A new PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATC) curriculum is under development, and Seasonal Schools as well as the International HPC Summer School are planned. The PRACE Summer of HPC will start again in July 2015.
- A fourth Implementation Project is currently under negotiation with the European Commission who has been supporting PRACE in its development since its inception. This project will enable the development of new services and support of PRACE to new scientific and industrial communities.
Source: PRACE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-04-27

Special

VMware's Joe Baguley talks about Cloud legislation, OpenStack, customer's choice, and mobile device management at CloudScape VII ...

The Cloud

IBM adds second Cloud centre in the Netherlands ...

Higher education finds a better way to implement Cloud services ...

HP extends leadership in data-centric security with new Cloud, data security solutions ...

EuroFlash

DATA4 announces opening of second data centre in Milan ...

PRACE turns 5: onwards and upwards ...

Rock Flow Dynamics to resell Altair's PBS Professional ...

IFPEN and Inria join forces in the field of high-performance and real-time scientific computation ...

New Galileo supercomputer to support Italian research with over 1 petaflop/s ...

ARM expects vehicle compute performance to increase 100x in next decade ...

EU project AutoTune starts Demonstration Centre ...

EXASOL's in-memory analytic database enables Candy Crush Saga developer, King Digital Entertainment, to deliver the best gaming experience ...

E4 & AppliedMicro deliver new generation of ARKA platforms using X-Gene technology ...

Ultra-sensitive sensor detects individual electrons ...

Bright partnership with CVIS brings added value to Benelux customers ...

Bright Computing to release update to OpenStack management software at Vancouver Summit ...

CSCS cracks extreme scale software with Allinea DDT on Europe's no. 1 supercomputer ...

Start of SPICE brings new ways to accelerate interdisciplinary spin research in the 21st century ...

Cray and Altair announce OEM agreement ...

Multi-million EU project to protect data against quantum computers ...

USFlash

Call to particpate in HPC Site Census study ...

NERSC and Cray move forward with next-generation scientific computing ...

Government of Canada invests C$100 million in digital research infrastructure ...

Seagate announces four Cray supercomputing customers first to use latest high performance computing storage technology ...

Ultra-fast supercomputer Mesabi to fuel complex research ...