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How to Move HPC Forward in Europe


“With a differentiated strategy, sufficient investment, and political will, Europe has what it takes to be a global player and to achieve this ambitious goal. We believe that, with a common effort by all public and private actors in HPC – including EU member states, industry, academia, and the European Commission – Europe can make it happen.”

PRACEdays16 Issues Call for Participation


PRACEdays16 has issued their Call for Participation. Taking place May 10-12, 2016 in Prague, the conference will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering.

European Commission Steps Up Funding of HPC


In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World reports that the European Commission is funding research projects and centers of excellence as part of its strategy to coordinate European HPC efforts. In October, the EC made a series of announcements on how it is going to invest some of the €700 million allocated to its Public-Private Partnership on high performance computing.

PRACE Opens 12th Call for Proposals

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Today the PRACE Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe issued their 12th Call for Proposals. By providing access to some of the fastest supercomputer in Europe, the Call for Proposals targets large-scale, computationally intensive projects that would not be possible or productive without access to PRACE resources.

DECI in Europe Issues Call for Proposals for HPC Compute Resources

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The Distributed European Computing Initiative (DECI) in Europe has issued its 13th Call for Proposals for HPC Compute Resources. “Administered by PRACE, DECI enables European researchers to obtain access to the most powerful national (Tier-1) computing resources in Europe regardless of their country of origin or employment and to enhance the impact of European science and technology at the highest level.”

KTH in Sweden Moves to EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand


Today Mellanox announced its EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions have been selected by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for use in their PDC Center for High Performance Computing. Mellanox’s robust and flexible EDR InfiniBand solution offers higher interconnect speed, lower latency and smart accelerations to maximize efficiency and will enable the PDC Center to achieve world-leading data center performance across a variety of applications, including advanced modeling for climate changes, brain functions and protein-drug interactions.

BSC and CEA to Collaborate on HPC Innovation


Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) announced plans to collaborate on HPC research and technology innovation. Both organizations have signed an agreement to help promoting “a globally competitive HPC value chain and flagship industry”, echoing the European Union strategy in the domain.

Making HPC Simple for Small Companies


In the third report from the PRACEdays15 meeting in Dublin, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World discusses how supercomputing can be made simpler for smaller companies.

Top HPC Centers Meet in Barcelona at JLESC

JLESC 2015: 3rd Joint Laboratory for Extreme-Scale Computing

Top researchers from six of the largest supercomputing centers got together in Barcelona at the beginning of this month for the Joint Laboratory for Extreme‐Scale Computing (JLESC) to discuss the challenges for future supercomputers.

Contrasting how Japan and Europe Promote the Use of HPC


Europe and Japan have come to the same conclusion; HPC resources must be shared and not monopolized by the individual owners of the computer systems themselves. And both have set up bodies to coordinate that process of sharing which bear remarkable resemblances to each other.