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PRACE Summer of HPC 2020 Award Ceremony at ISC

June 30, 2021 — Serge Bogaerts, PRACE Managing Director, announced the PRACE Summer of HPC Awards 2020 to Antonios-Kyrillos Chatzimichail, Igor Abramov, and Josip Bobinac during an online award ceremony held on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at the virtual PRACE booth at ISC 2021. The three students received the awards for their exceptional performance and […]

PRACE 22nd Call for Proposals Results in 43 Awards Totaling 1.9B Core Hours

April 27, 2021 — PRACE announced that its 22nd Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access received 61 eligible proposals, of which 43 were awarded, a total of 1.92 billion core hours. This brings the total number of Project Access projects awarded to 873 since 2010. Taking into account the seven multi-year proposals from calls […]

José Correia, University of Porto, Wins PRACE Best Poster Award at EuroHPC Summit

PRACE has selected the winner of the PRACE Best Poster Award at PRACEdays21 during the EuroHPC Summit Week 2021 Digital from 22 to 26 March. The winner is José Ricardo Correia, a PhD student in the group of Carlos Martins at the University of Porto and the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, for his […]

Dr. Céline Merlet wins 2021 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has announced that French National Centre for Scientific Research researcher Dr. Céline Merlet from the Centre Inter-universitaire de Recherche et d’Ingénierie des Matériaux (CIRIMAT) in Toulouse is the winner of the 2021 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC for her outstanding impact on HPC in Europe. Not […]

PRACE: Call for Proposals for HPC Compute Resources from DECI-17 and EUDAT

The PRACE DECI programme provides cross-national access to European Tier-1 HPC resources (national systems). Access will be awarded for a period of 12 months, beginning 1 June 2021. More information is available here. For this call additional resources and services are available from EUDAT for data management. Details: Opening date: 16 December 2020, 12:00 UTC […]

PRACE Opens Nominations for Ada Lovelace Award for HPC – Deadline: Nov. 26

From 22 to 26 March 2021, PRACE will organise the eighth edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference – PRACEdays21 – as part of the EuroHPC Summit Week in Porto, Portugal. PRACE initiated the “PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC” four years ago at PRACEdays16, and winners include Dr Zoe Cournia (Greece), Dr Frauke Gräter (Germany), Prof […]

PRACE Awards Hundreds of Millions More Core Hours to Combat COVID-19

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has issued an additional 10 awards of supercomputing resources, with a total of 227.6 million core hours for the European Union’s effort to combat COVID-19. This follows the first 10 awards recently announced by the organization. Here’s a summary of the latest PRACE awards….

ICHEC to develop quantum circuit simulation tools for Europe’s largest supercomputers

Today the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) announced that it is leading a novel quantum simulation project in collaboration with partners at the Leibniz Supercomputing centre (LRZ) to develop quantum simulation tools for Europe’s largest supercomputers. “While actual quantum computing is still some way off, the simulation tools we are creating will advance the necessary concepts and skill-sets for quantum programming,” said Dr Niall Moran, Principal Investigator and project leader of the PRACE WP8 QuantEx project at ICHEC. “This work is being conducted with world-class research teams across a number of Irish third-level institutions and will contribute to preparing Ireland for Quantum programming.”

French supercomputers help European scientists fight COVID19

Two of the most powerful supercomputers in France, Joliot-Curie at CEA and Occigen at CINES are providing urgent computing access to large computer resources to European research teams involved in the fight against COVID-19. The aim is to perform epidemiological studies of COVID-19 virus spread, understand its molecular structure and behavior and massively screen and […]

PRACE Awards 195 Million Core Hours to fight Coronavirus

PRACE is joining the battle against COVID-19 by providing huge computational power – 195 Million core hours – to the first ten projects awarded under the Fast Track Call for Proposals to support the mitigation of the impact of the pandemic. “These projects will provide new lead compounds and targets for further in vitro and in vivo studies of SARS-CoV-2 (virus strain causing coronavirus disease COVID-19), new insights for those drugs currently undergoing clinical studies and also possible new strategies for drug repositioning to treat SARS-CoV-2 infections.”