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
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.
The Eleventh Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness.
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.
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.
The 21st Call for Proposals of PRACE Project Access welcomes a new system and more access that ever to GPUs. Overall, the Call includes 10 systems, including a completely new one (JUWELS Booster). The 21st Call will offer more GPUs than ever before to researchers on three different systems (Piz Daint, Marconi100 and JUWELS Booster).
The 2020 edition of the EuroHPC Summit Week will take place from 23 to 27 March 2020 in Porto, Portugal, and will include the seventh edition of PRACE’s Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEdays20), the European edition of the BDEC conference, and a special programme of “Hands-on Workshops for Students”.
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.