8 May 2017 Brussels - The 2016 edition of the PRACE Annual Report offers a glimpse into the future of HPC in Europe, in general, and the PRACE partnership in particular. The 2016 Annual Report features an overview of the PRACE 2 Programme, ratified in early 2017, that embraces the overarching goal of providing federated European supercomputing infrastructure that is science-driven and globally competitive.
The PRACE 2 Programme, extending from 2017 to 2020, encompasses an updated funding model based on the contribution of the five hosting members and general partners. The PRACE 2 Programme will help create a fertile basis for the sustainability of the infrastructure, in order to continue fostering world leading science as well as enabling technology development and industrial competitiveness in Europe through supercomputing. A special Q&A with Gustav Kalbe, head of the new HPC & Quantum Technologies Unit at the European Commission, highlights insights on the importance of HPC to the people of Europe and PRACE's role in the European HPC ecosystem - today and in the coming years.
The report features eight success stories from diverse scientific and industrial fields, including geophysics, astronomy, marine engineering, biophysics, climate modelling, renewable energy, and chemistry.
The PRACE Annual Report is available at http://www.prace-ri.eu/ar-16/ .