PRACE

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe

"PRACE has 26 members, representing European Union Member States and Associated Countries."

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is a persistent, pan-European Research Infrastructure (RI) for High-Performance Computing (HPC) managed as a single European entity

Supercomputers are indispensable tools for solving the most challenging and complex scientific and technological problems through simulations. To guarantee that the European science community will maintain its international competitiveness, it has to have access to the world-class supercomputer systems. Through PRACE, European scientists and technologists can use world-leading supercomputers, the capacity of which is equal or superior to those in the USA, China or Japan. In addition to HPC resources, PRACE also provides training and education for the effective use of the RI, and engages in software and hardware technology initiatives in order to continuously improve the technologies used in the RI, for example reducing their energy consumption

CSC has been a member of PRACE since 2007 (one of the founding members) and represents Finland in the PRACE Council. Multiple employees from CSC have held positions of responsibility in PRACE governance. CSC is also a PRACE Training Center (PTC) since 2012 and is the European leader of PRACE training activity in the PRACE 6IP, the most recent PRACE Implementation Phase project. CSC's main aim in PRACE is to facilitate Finnish research groups to benefit from the partnership, for instance by easing access to the world-class computing and data management resources hosted by PRACE, as well as through PRACE's training activities. Participation in PRACE's governance enables CSC to promote Finnish interests at a European level.

R&D projects related to PRACE programme

EuroHPC/PRACE Finland

EuroHPC/PRACE Finland aims to proactively support and facilitate access for Finnish researchers to state-of-the art computational and data resources for performing world-class science. The project will promote EuroHPC and PRACE resources and capabilities among the Finnish research communities and support Finnish resource application to the European systems.

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PRACE 6th IP

PRACE is a European high-performance computing infrastructure with 26 members. PRACE hosts the leading-edge HPC systems in Europe. CSC represents Finland in PRACE projects and provides a seamless route to Tier-0 resources for Finnish researchers.

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