PRACE is welcoming project proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2014, a team of scientists amazed the world with a simulation of the universe from its birth to the present. Having first confirmed that the cosmological model actually leads to the galaxy distribution that we see in space, the project went on to yield numerous discoveries — for instance about the properties of galaxies and the impact of supermassive black holes on cosmic structures. Still today, the project calculated on PRACE supercomputers inspires ever more new scientific approaches for investigating the origin of our universe.
Cryptic pockets are hidden and appear only when a ligand molecule is actually bound. Now researchers have developed a novel sampling approach, which can detect hidden binding pockets in proteins that were before deemed undruggable. Their approach could even help to battle the current coronavirus 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.
Shock-related buffeting is a phenomenon that occurs when air passes over the wing of an aeroplane under extreme conditions and can have profound consequences for how wings are engineered and their durability. Professor Neil Sandham of the University of Southampton has been investigating this using direct numerical simulations.
Hydrogen is of more interest than ever as a green power source in transportation. However, the chemical reaction for its industrial production was poorly understood. Scientists have now analysed the reaction in detail to gain insights into a more efficient and cost-effective production.
The PRACE 10th SHAPE Call for Applications received five innovative proposals from SMEs across five different countries. For the first time projects from Slovenia and Turkey are included in the SHAPE Call results. All five submitted proposals were awarded for the PRACE SHAPE pan-European programme. This programme promotes High-Performance Computing (HPC) adoption by SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and it’s free of charge.
The 20th Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access received 59 eligible proposals, of which 45 were awarded a total of 2.11 billion core hours. This brings the total number of Project Access projects awarded to 779 since 2010. Taking into account the five multi-year projects from the 16th and 18th Calls that were renewed and will enter their third and second years respectively, and the 13.8 million core hours reserved for Centres of Excellence, the total amount of computing time awarded by PRACE to date totals nearly 25 billion core hours.
Awarded Projects for PRACE Support to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19
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