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Italy joins big dogs list in PRACE

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has announced that Italy has joined the list of principal partners

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, got a new Principal Partner in its recent meeting as Italy became one of the PRACE Principal Partners. The representative PRACE partner site from Italy is CINECA (Consorzio Interuniversitario).

…“CINECA is very proud to announce that Italy has confirmed willingness to play an important role in European scenario of computational sciences. The participation of CINECA to the PRACE Principal Partners, under the sponsorship of the Italian Ministry of Research, represents a great opportunity to maintain and promote CINECA as one of the major supercomputing centers available in Europe. CINECA is highly interested in the objectives of PRACE and strongly wants to collaborate with the other high performance centers involved in PRACE to reach important goals at European level”, said Sanzio Bassini, Director of Systems and Technologies Department at CINECA.

Recall that PRACE is building out petascale “Tier-0″ centers in Europe. The previous principal partners list included Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.

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