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Pawsey teams with PRACE to promote Supercomputing

Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and PRACE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the use of supercomputers to the progress of scientific and technological outcomes, and to stimulate the industry sector both in Australia and Europe. “PRACE and Pawsey share the complexity and international nature of the science areas that each organization supports, the need to provide services to researchers who are spread across different time zones and the requirement of on-demand access to compute power for a scientific instrument.”

MareNostrum provides 470 million core hours to European scientists

The PRACE initiative continues to sponsor ground-breaking research in Europe. “In the 16th PRACE Call for Project Access, Spain has allocated 470 million core hours on MareNostrum to 17 projects led by scientists from different European countries. With this allocation, this is the second time in a row that this unique supercomputer – which is installed in a chapel – has been the largest contributor in number of core hours in the last two PRACE Call for Proposals.”

Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

Today PRACE announced that Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, is the winner of the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC for her outstanding contributions and impact on HPC in Europe. “Prof Zhu and her team (SiPEO) develop explorative algorithms to improve information retrieval from remote sensing data, in particular those from the current and next generation of Earth observation missions.”

Video: Piz Daint Supercomputer speeds PRACE simulations in Europe

In this video, the European PRACE HPC initiative describes how the Piz Daint supercomputer at CSCS in Switzerland provides world-class supercomputing power for research. “We are very pleased that Switzerland – one of our long-time partners in high-performance computing – is joining the European effort to develop supercomputers in Europe,” said Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. “This will enhance Europe’s leadership in science and innovation, help grow the economy and build our industrial competitiveness.”

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018

PRACE is once again seeking nominations for the Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018. The award recognizes women in Europe who are breaking new barriers in science and engineering.

Apply Now for the Summer of HPC in Edinburgh

Applications are now open for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018. The Summer of HPC is a PRACE outreach and training program that offers summer placements at top HPC centers across Europe to late-stage undergraduates and early-stage postgraduate students. “Consisting of a training week and two months on placement at top HPC centers around Europe, the program offers participants the opportunity to learn and share more about PRACE and HPC, and includes accommodation, a stipend and travel.”

Apply Now for 2018 International HPC Summer School

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the ninth International HPC Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences in the Czech Republic July 8-13, 2018. “Hosted by the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre, the summer school in Ostrava is organized by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS), and the SciNet HPC Consortium.”

PRACE Launches Outreach to Universities Program

The European Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is expanding to make its programs and training offerings more accessible for university students and faculty members. “The Outreach to Universities program is the one-stop shop where the latest student-centric information on programs, educational opportunities and more can be found.”

A Closer Look at the D.A.V.I.D.E. Supercomputer at CINECA in Italy

In this video, researchers from CINECA in Italy describe how their new D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer powers science and engineering. “Developed by E4 Engineering, D.A.V.I.D.E. (Development for an Added Value Infrastructure Designed in Europe) is an Energy Aware Petaflops Class High Performance Cluster based on Power Architecture and coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink.”

Call for Workshops: European HPC Summit Week 2018

The European HPC Summit Week 2018 conference has released their Call for Workshops. The event takes place place May 28 – June 1 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. “This call for workshops is addressed to all possible participants interested in including a session or workshop in the EHPCSW18. The procedure is to send an expression of interest to have a session/workshop and agree on a joint programme for this week. If you are an HPC project, initiative or company and you want to include a workshop or session in the European HPC Summit Week, please send the document attached before December 18, 2017.”