Along with vaccines and drugs, ventilation techniques are becoming a powerful weapon against the coronavirus. These devices clean the air of indoor spaces, such as classrooms, disposing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, to construct and install fitting devices, researchers must first learn, how viable the virus is and how air cleaning systems can get rid of it in suitable time — before infection occurs. Recently, scientists at NCSA in Bulgaria performed simulations to examine these factors and laid the groundwork for anti-virus ventilation systems for classroom and other populated indoor locations.
The world’s battle against the invisible enemy known as the coronavirus continues on all fronts with HPC making a significant contribution. PRACE has now awarded thirty projects under its Fast Track Call for Proposals to support the mitigation of the impact of the pandemic. The ten referenced in this article will receive 91 712 000 core hours and 350 000 node hours on various world-class systems around Europe.
The EU’s war against COVID-19 continues and PRACE awarded another ten projects with a total of 227 578 000 core hours under the Fast Track Call for Proposals to support the mitigation of the impact of the pandemic. With the accumulation of knowledge about this novel coronavirus, scientists are discovering new possibilities and tools to exploit its weaknesses and PRACE offers the most powerful supercomputers for their breakthroughs.
PRACE is welcoming project proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
PRACE is joining the battle against COVID-19 by providing huge computational power – 195 000 000 core hours – to the first ten projects awarded under the Fast Track Call for Proposals to support the mitigation of the impact of the pandemic. And this is only the beginning.
Awarded Projects for PRACE Support to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19
On this page you will find the projects that applied to the PRACE Fast Track Call for Proposals for projects requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but were deemed better suited to a different access mechanism after review.
While medical professionals are working around the clock to help those affected by COVID-19, PRACE partners, HPC centres, and research infrastructures are doing their bit by opening up their facilities for urgent/priority access to the HPC systems and other resources to support the research to combat the coronavirus. Below we are listing these initiatives.