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Pan-European Research infrastructure on High Performance Computing for 21st century Science

Objective

High Performance Computing is an indispensable means to solve the most challenging problems through simulation, and the access to HPC infrastructures of advanced class in Europe is vital for scientists to remain competitive at international level. HPC-Europa++, ensuring the continuity of the ongoing I3 FP6 HPC-Europa Project, has the main objective to provide advanced computational services in an integrated way to the European research community working at the forefront of science. HPC-Europa++ is organised around its Transnational Access activities (TA), provided by six HPC centres with a clear European dimension and added value in terms of performances and capabilities: CINECA in Italy, UEDIN in the UK (called in this document UEDIN-EPCC, being EPCC the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center, part of UEDIN and actual subject of the project activity), BSC in Spain, HLRS in Germany, CNRS in France (called in this document CNRS-IDRIS, being IDRIS Institute for Development and Resources in Intensive Scientific computing, part of CNRS and actual subject of the project activity), and SARA in the Netherlands. The Project delivers a wide spectrum of services, including access to first-class HPC platforms for all European researchers, provision of an advanced computational environment, technical support and training, cooperation at scientific level in a huge variety of research fields. In one year project life, a total of 136 Researchers will benefit of the TA programme. These visitors will spend at least 200 visitor-months at the different infrastructures, and will use not less than 11.790.000 Allocation Units (AU). The AU is defined as “the computational power delivered by a computer executing for one hour at the sustained rate of one GFlops/s”. The attained results and objective will be constantly monitored ensuring that the TA activities integrate properly to meet their overall objective, and that HPC-Europa++ integrates properly within the European HPC-Ecosystem. HPC-Europa++ ultimate goal is to support European researchers to preserve a competitive edge on the world stage, contribute towards fostering a culture of cooperation, generating critical mass for the evolution of computational activities, and drive new advances through HPC in the context of the ERA.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computational science
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno Bo
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Administrative Contact
Sanzio Bassini (Dr.)

Participants (5)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 335 000
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Merce Calvet (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnes Lampke (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Victor Alessandrini (Dr.)
STICHTING ACADEMISCH REKENCENTRUM AMSTERDAM (SARA).
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 205 000
Address
Kruislaan 415
1098 SJ Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Axel Berg (Dr.)