Scientific Case

The Scientific Case for Computing in Europe 2018 – 2026

The PRACE Scientific Steering Committee has formulated this third version of the scientific case in relation to a number of areas of major societal relevance, and identified both success stories and breakthroughs that will be possible with investments in next generation infrastructure. This work has received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 730913 (PRACE-5IP) and under grant agreement 800957 (EXDCI-2)

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The Scientific Case for Scientific Computing



Authors and Editors:

Erik Lindahl Professor of Biophysics, Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm University & KTH The Members of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee compiled and edited the chapters.



Marjolein Oorsprong – PRACE Communications Officer Harry O’Neill, Insight Publishers

Graphic Design:

Crystal Mather, Insight Publishers

Published by Insight Publishers, Bristol, UK

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Published: October 2018

ISBN: 9789082169492