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PRACE 4th Implementation Phase Project

Objective

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing, was established in May 2010 as a permanent pan-European High Performance Computing service providing world-class systems for world-class science. Six systems at the highest performance level (Tier-0) are deployed by Germany, France, Italy and Spain providing researchers with over 9 billion core hours of compute time. HPC experts from twenty-five member states - funded in part in three implementation projects - enabled users from academia and industry to ascertain leadership and remain competitive in the Global Race. Currently PRACE is preparing for PRACE 2.0, the successor of the initial five year period.
The objectives of PRACE-4IP are to build on and seamlessly continue the successes of PRACE and start new innovative and collaborative activities proposed by the consortium. These include: assisting the transition to PRACE 2.0; strengthening the internationally recognised PRACE brand; continuing advanced training which so far provided more than 15.000 person-training days to over 4700 persons, preparing strategies and best practices towards exascale computing, coordinating and enhancing the operation of the multi-tier HPC systems and services, and supporting users to exploit massively parallel systems and novel architectures.
The proven project structure will be used to achieve each of the objectives in six dedicated work packages. The project will continue to be managed by Jülich.
The activities are designed to increase Europe's research and innovation potential especially through: seamless and efficient Tier-0 services and a pan-European HPC ecosystem including national capabilities; promoting take-up by industry and special offers to SMEs; analysing new flexible business models for PRACE 2.0; proposing strategies for deployment of leadership systems; collaborating with the ETP4HPC, the coming CoEs and other European and international organisations on future architectures, training, application support and policies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware/supercomputer
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 997 568,50

Participants (25)

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 026 442
Address
Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
GRAND EQUIPEMENT NATIONAL DE CALCUL INTENSIF
France
EU contribution
€ 1 821 668,50
Address
6 Bis Rue Auguste Vitu
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 038 723
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 154 406
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 950 835
Address
Keilaranta 14
02101 Espoo
Activity type
Other
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SURFSARA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 528 382
Address
Science Park 140
1098XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 376 284
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 534 822,50
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 215 239
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno Bo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 394 548
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNINETT SIGMA2 AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 335 806,50
Address
Abels Gate 5
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 433 611
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 7
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 301 771
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 471 204
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 285 708
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 346 157
Address
Konstantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
"ASSOCIATION ""NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS"
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 258 298
Address
Acad. G. Bonchev Str. 25 A
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
VSB - TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF OSTRAVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 282 553
Address
17 Listopadu 2172/15
708 00 Ostrava Poruba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KORMANYZATI INFORMATIKAI FEJLESZTESI UGYNOKSEG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 256 951
Address
Vaci Ut 35
1134 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 291 021
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MACHBA - INTERUNIVERSITY COMPUTATION CENTER
Israel
EU contribution
€ 207 208
Address
Software Engineering Building Tel Aviv University
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED COMPUTING IN EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 961 763
Address
Rue Du Trone 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 328 975
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRUM SPOLOCNYCH CINNOSTI SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 200 055
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
845 35 Bratislava
Activity type
Other