PRACE Awards 1.2 Billion Core Hours for Research

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praceToday the European PRACE initiative announced that a total of 1.2 billion core hours have been awarded to 43 HPC projects as part of their 9th Call for Proposals.

The 43 awarded projects are led by principal investigators from 13 different European countries. This Call also welcomed scientists and researchers from Australia, India, the Republic of South Korea, Turkey, and the Unites States as collaborators in several projects. Seven overall scientific domains are represented: 9 projects are linked to the fields of Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; 9 to Chemistry; 6 to Earth System Sciences; 7 to Engineering; 5 to Fundamental Physics; 2 to Mathematics and Computer Sciences; and 5 to Universe Sciences.

The largest allocation under the 9th Call was 150 million core hours to the project entitled Three-Dimensional Simulations of Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions of Massive Stars Applying Neutrino Hydrodynamics led by Hans-Thomas Janka of the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik in Germany.

The 10th Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access (Tier-0) opens September10, 2014.