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PRACE – international cooperation and some of the most advanced computing resources in Europe

Finnish researchers can apply for high-performance computing and data management resources and services from PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe).

PRACE is a European advanced computing infrastructure with 26 member countries.  

Universities, other research institutes and national data centres offer computing resources that meet the needs of most Finnish research projects. Access to supercomputing capacity is offered through five leading European centres (so-called Tier-0 centres). Since 2010, PRACE has granted Finnish research projects 725 million hours of computing time with a total value of nearly EUR 14 million (situation 11/2018). Without PRACE's resources, these project would never have been completed, or they would have taken extremely long.

CSC coordinates PRACE's training offer and serves as a PRACE Training Center. The training focuses on efficient use of high-performance computing resources.

Benefits to researchers

  • improve international competitiveness through significant computing resources
  • support and training possibilities offered by an international network
  • CSC's training programmes


  • Data management and analysis
  • Computing services


  • Researchers and research groups
  • Higher education institutions
  • Research institutes
  • Research infrastructures

Further information

Further information about applying for PRACE resources: