Part 3
Projects & Landmarks
Data, Computing and Digital Research Infrastructures / Landmark


Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is a supercomputing Research Infrastructure providing access to world-class computing and data management resources and services through a peer-review process, for large-scale highimpact scientific and engineering applications at the highest performance level across all disciplines. PRACE seeks to support the European scientists and engineers to exploit more broadly high-end HPC and to strengthen connection with many ESFRI RIs to maximise the impact on the ERA and on broad applications in industry. PRACE actively interfaces with XSEDE (USA), RIKEN (Japan), Compute Canada, the European data network for the research and education community (GÉANT), the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI), the European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT), and the Human Brain Project (HBP).

PRACE is established as an International non-profit Association under Belgian Law (AISBL) with seat in Brussels since 2010. It brings together 26 members organisations, representing EU Member States and Associated Countries, to create a panEuropean supercomputing infrastructure. A total of seven supercomputers and their operations are accessible through PRACE and provided by five Hosting Members, among which BSC in Spain, CINECA in Italy, GCS in Germany and GENCI in France secured funding for the initial period 2010-2015. In 2016, ETH Zurich/CSCS (Switzerland) opened its system via the PRACE Peer Review Process. In pace with the needs of the scientific communities and technical developments, systems deployed by PRACE are continuously updated and upgraded to be at the apex of HPC technology.

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