PRACE Allocates Millions of Core Hours in 44 Awards

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praceThe European PRACE initiative has allocated 44 awards totaling millions of hours of supercomputing time in their 8th Regular Call for Proposals. Lead by principal investigators from 11 different European countries, the 44 awarded projects are linked to the fields of Biochemistry, bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth System Sciences, Engineering, Fundamental Constituents of Matter, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, and Cosmology.

The 8th Call saw some extremely large allocations on all 6 Tier-0 systems:

  • On CURIE @ GENCI@CEA, France, with 40 million core hours, went to the project entitled Linear Scaling and Massively Parallel Coupled-Cluster Calculations on the Leucine Transporter within a DEC framework, led by Dr. Thomas Kjaergaard of Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • On FERMI @ CINECA, Italy, with 80 million core hours, went to the project entitled LEAC – Laser-plasma Electron Acceleration for CILEX, led by Dr. Arnaud Beck of CNRS, France
  • On Hermit @ GCS@HLRS, Germany, with 35 million core hours, went to the project entitled HiThrust: High-pressure Turbine Heat Transfer Numerical Simulations, led by Prof. Richard Sandberg of the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
  • On JUQUEEN @ GCS@Jülich, Germany, with 35 million core hours, went to the project entitled Leading hadronic contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, led by Dr. Laurent Lellouch of CNRS (INP) and Aix-Marseille University, France.
  • On MareNostrum @ BSC, Spain, with 50 million core hours, went to the project entitled EGOIST – Endogenic oil synthesis in the deep Earth interior: ab initio molecular dynamic simulation, led by Prof. Anatoly Belonoshko of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
  • On SuperMuc @ GCS@Jülich, Germany, with 38 million core hours, went to the project entitled WALLGRID – Wall turbulence interacting with grid-generated turbulence, led by Prof. J. Christos Vassilicos of Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

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