PRACE-RI

PRACE-RI

PRACE – FIRST Implementation Phase Project

PRACE 1IP is the first implementation phase of PRACE, the Partnership for Advance Computing in Europe, which prepares the creation of persistent pan-European High Performance Computing service, consisting of several tier-0 centers (of the Petaflop scale) providing European researchers with access to capability computers and forming the top level of the European HPC ecosystem. PRACE is a project funded in part by the EU’s 7th Framework Programme.


The main objective of the PRACE-RI is to provide Computational Scientists and Engineers with a leading edge supercomputing infrastructure and corresponding world-class support for its most effective use. This infrastructure will guarantee European researchers access to the best facilities in a highly competitive world. Furthermore, it will give Europe the autonomy and independence to decide on suitable directions to address the many social issues we face worldwide today based on our own verifiable research from our own e-infrastructures.


It complements the permanent PRACE Research Infrastructure, which is established and maintained through national funding for the supercomputer hardware and the hosting facilities they require. The proposed activity is essential for maintaining the state-of-the-art in all aspects of a cross-operational nature: from coordinated system selection and design, coherent management of the distributed infrastructure, software deployment, porting, scaling, optimising applications and promoting and advancing application development and the skills required to do so. This project will be fully in line with the objectives of the PRACE RI organisation and will specifically address those matters that are directly relevant to the Research Infrastructure, its future directions, its use and its users.


It foresees the speedy cost-effective and optimal utilisation of the PRACE RI and in the future, through its continual renewal, to maintain world-wide leadership. It builds upon the results of the PRACE Preparatory Phase project and intensifies as well as expands the Networking and Service Activities targeting the users and their communities. It will integrate many aspects of the DEISA project, in particular the organisation of Tier-1 access (i.e. focuses on the continuation of a permanent process to evaluate promising technologies for future multi-Petaflop/s to Exaflop/s technologies and also engagement in collaborations to develop new technologies with industrial partners.

Scheduled start date: 2010-07-01
Scheduled finish date: 2012-06-30
Status: completed
 

Contact:
PCSS
Mirosław Kupczyk
ul. Dąbrowskiego 79a, 60-529 Poznań
61 858 2052
News
As early as in March this year there will be another PRACE seminar, co-organized by the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center. The meeting in March,  28-29, will be hosted by the City of Stockholm.
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