PRACE Versus COVID-19: Actions & Activities

PRACE supports the fight against SARS-CoV-2 with THE various actions and activities listed below.

PRACE Fast Track Call for Proposals

In line with its mission, PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), runs a Fast Track Call for Proposals for projects that will use supercomputers to contribute to the fight against COVID-19.

A Scientific Committee established by PRACE leads the review process and evaluates proposals within one week. Selected projects are given access to the Europe’s most powerful supercomputers. Those projects can also receive data storage and sharing solutions in line with the open data policy applicable to the Call.


Besides the distribution of resources, PRACE also supports actions to foster collaboration between scientists around the world. 

Project leaders are invited to provide an early presentation of their project plans and results to find synergies with other research groups and accelerate scientific discovery.

Related European Initiatives

Several other European actors are opening up their facilities for urgent/priority access to the HPC systems and other resources to support the research to combat the coronavirus.

PRACE versus COVID-19