PRACE Collaborations

At European and international level PRACE strives to establish an HPC ecosystem. Part of this work is to establish networks and co-operations with other scientific, research, industrial and HPC-related projects, programmes and organisations. Below are the current collaborations that PRACE is engaged in.

PRACE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with:

PRACE is a partner of the following projects:


The Coordination and Support Action (CSA) CASTIEL leads to cross-European networking activities between National Competence Centres (NCCs) in HPC-related topics addressed through the EuroCC project. CASTIEL emphasises training, industrial interaction and cooperation, business development, raising awareness of HPC-related technologies and expertise. As a hub for information exchange and training, CASTIEL promotes networking among NCCs and strengthens idea exchange by developing best practices. The identification of synergies, challenges, and possible solutions is implemented through the close cooperation of the NCCs at a European level.

PRACE is a consortium member of:

EEF – European e-Infrastructure Forum

PRACE is represented in an external board of:

PRACE has collaborated in other ways with:

XSEDE – Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment


PRACE and XSEDE jointly organised the 2010, 2011 and 2012 “EU-US Summer Schools on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences”, and published a joint call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Joint Access by International Teams.


In 2013 the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) joined up with PRACE and XSEDE to organise the fourth “International Summer School on HPC Challenges on Computational Sciences” (formerly called the EU-US Summer School series).


PRACE supported the organisation of CSC 2013 in Cyprus with LinkSCEEM-2.

compute canada – calcul canada

In 2014 Compute Canada – Calcul Canada joined the organisation of the “International Summer School on HPC Challenges on Computational Sciences”, becoming the fourth international organiser together with PRACE, XSEDE, and RIKEN.


PRACE is a stakeholder in the provision of an ICT based RI.