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PRACE SHAPE 10th Call awards five inspiring SMEs projects for HPC access

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.

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PRACE 20th Call for Proposals increases number of systems offering GPUs to researchers

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.

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European HPC ecosystem rallies to support the fight against COVID-19

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.

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EuroHPC Summit Week 2020 Cancelled

Considering the current situation with many organisations putting travel bans in place, and local and national governments ordering quarantine perimeters around clusters of infections, we have come to the conclusion that continuing EuroHPC Summit Week 2020 is untenable and have therefore decided to cancel the event.

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Project Access Success Stories

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide

A doctoral dissertation taking place today at University of Jyväskylä, Finland, shows successful computer simulations that were able to predict the atom-precise structure of a cluster comprising 11 gold atoms. Later, the compound was observed to speed up decomposition of carbon dioxide. In his research M.Sc. Sami Kaappa used computer simulations to study properties of nanosized particles.

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